| Achong Tanjong |
THE Language and Literature Bureau (DBP) will organise a Jawi Calligraphy Art Writing Workshop in April, which will be open to primary school students from Year 4 and above. DBP has also established a Jawi Calligraphy Art Club, which is also open to students.
This was highlighted by Director of DBP, Hajah Aminah binti Haji Momin, in her speech at the finals of the Jawi Reading Competition and prize presentation ceremony for the Calligraphy and Jawi writing competition held at Raja Isteri Girls High School (STPRI) recently.
The Director of DBP encouraged all the students to take part in the workshop in order to develop their skills in Khat and Jawi writing. She also announced that there will be an Islamic Calligraphy exhibition, a Tanzijul Lauhah Module, a Contemporary Khat workshop and Jawi writing demonstrations at the Brunei Book Fair and Carnival to highlight the glory of Jawi writing.
She said that Brunei has made Jawi as a form of writing in Bahasa Melayu, and up to now, its dignity has been well maintained and enhanced and its use and application has been expanded in order to keep the legacy from being lost. The competition aims to spread Jawi writing as a forum for education, which is listed in the skills dimension of the National Education System for the 21st Century (SPN21).