| Achong Tanjong |
A DELEGATION from the Public Authority of Radio and Television of the Sultanate of Oman led by its chairman Dr Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Harasi yesterday visited the National Service Programme (PKBN) Training Camp, located at Sports Village in Berakas.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mohd Hamid bin Haji Mohd Jaafar.
Also in attendance were the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to Brunei Darussalam, Sheikh Ahmed bin Hashil Al-Maskari.
The delegation were greeted with a general salute from the trainees upon arrival at the parade ground and the chairman proceeded to inspect the parade of honour.
The delegation then witnessed a performance and demonstration from the 3rd intake of the PKBN trainees among which included the recitation of verses of the Al-Quran, marching drills, self defence skill, physical training, national service cheers and ‘Sedia Berbakti’ song.
From the parade ground, Dr Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Harasi and delegation proceeded to hear a briefing presented by Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Zulkifli bin Pengiran Haji Ismail, Director of PKBN.
The director in his presentation said, PKBN is an aspiration of the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to produce youth of excellence in line with the goals of the National Youth Policy.
It aims to produce responsible and well-disciplined youths who are free from social-ills, contribute to the socio-economic development of the nation, enhance patriotisms, commitment and resilience among youth, enhance understanding and comprehension of the Brunei Darussalam Constitution and National Philosophy of Malay Islamic Monarchy.
Currently, there are a total of 77 participants comprising 59 male and 18 female trainees in the 3rd intake.