| Abdul Hakiim Yakof |
AN INTER-House Dakwah song competition was held last night as the first of many activities to be held in conjunction with Politeknik Brunei’s (PB) first Convocation Carnival, which will be held for three weeks starting on October 1-22. The competition was held at the Berakas Fire and Rescue Hall, Old Airport, Berakas.
The guest of honour was Awg Alias bin Hj Abu Bakar, Acting Assistant Director of Politeknik Brunei.
The event began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Mohd Ziyad bin Alik, this was followed by a speech by the guest of honour.
In his speech, the guest of honour stated that he hopes Politeknik Brunei’s first convocation will be the core for the institution’s future convocation ceremonies and he also congratulated the carnival’s committee members for the success of the event.
Four groups from the male category and four groups from the female category competed in the event. It then continued with a poetry recitation performance followed by the presentation of prizes to the winners by the guest of honour. The competition was then concluded by the recitation of a closing prayer.
The carnival will be filled with religious-themed activities as well as sports activities involving all the residents of Politeknik Brunei. Among the objectives of the carnival are to enliven the atmosphere for the Politeknik Brunei’s first graduation and to solidify the relations among residents of Politeknik Brunei through cooperation and teamwork.