OVER 100 participants from Cosmopolitan College of Commerce and Technology (CCCT) turned up for the Royal Procession during the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne.
The college students and lecturers – eager to show their patriotism, and that they were proud to have been raised in Brunei Darussalam under His Majesty’s ruling – were dressed in various shades of blue.
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Amal Syukriah binti Jamauddin, a BTEC IT Level 3 student. “I got to see the royal family face-to-face for the first time, and I felt proud to be a part of this occasion.”
Irvin Tacasa Cruz of BTEC IT Level 2 said it was her first participating in such an event, adding that it was an amazing experience. “Brunei Darussalam is an amazing, peaceful country and I would gladly participate in events like this again.”
Others said it was tiring, but worth it, because it might be their only chance to show their love and gratitude for His Majesty and the peace he brought to the country.