| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
THE 11th Civic Village Programme for government scholarship students studying overseas came to a close at the Stoneville Hotel in Bangar, Temburong District, seeing Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Paduka Awang Haji Abd Wahab bin Juned as the guest of honour.
The five-day programme, which saw 39 students involved in religious, communal, cultural, leadership and nationhood activities, aimed to instil patriotism and the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) philosophy among participants.
The closing ceremony began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, following which welcome remarks were delivered by event chairman, Mawardi bin Haji Mohammad, the Acting Director of Information Department under the Prime Minister’s Office.
The event continued with a speech from a representative of the Civic Village Programme participants, and another by the guest of honour.
Certificates were later presented to programme participants, before the ceremony came to a close with a Doa Selamat.
The programme involved 16 scholars pursuing their studies in Egypt, 21 in the United Kingdom, one in Jordan and one in Malaysia.