| Azaraimy HH |
THE second executive committee meeting for the upcoming 31st National Day (HK-31) celebration was yesterday held at the Conference Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, chaired by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.
Attending the meeting were YAM Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara; YAM Pengiran Seri Wijaya Pengiran Haji Ahmad bin Pengiran Mohd Yusof, Senior Assistant Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara; Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Wahab bin Juned, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office as well as senior officers from various government ministries and uniformed agencies.
The follow-up meeting also involved representatives from 22 working committees who discussed various side events for the HK-31. This included a description for the chosen logo, identifying suitable dates for the hoisting of national flag, field performance format, doa kesyukuran ceremony, national assembly, sectorial activities and other matters.
The minister noted that His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam had consented to several of the agreed agendas during the first meeting, which was held last September.
The Brunei Darussalam national flag hoisting ceremony will be held on February 8, 2015.
Other matters included the distribution of mini national flags, Doa Kesyukuran ceremony as well as mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers to be held at mosques throughout the country on February 22, with the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque being the focal point.
The minister expressed hopes that all parties will work hand in hand to ensure yet another successful celebration.
As with previous years, the National Day event invites the participation of 50 to 100 students from each district. Representatives from all four districts will also be involved in the field performances.
The minister later suggested that volunteers make their way to residential areas to strengthen awareness on hoisting the national flag at home. The media was also urged to help promote this message.