Youth camp stresses nation’s history
| Mohammad Abdullah |
HISTORY is an important aspect in our everyday lives.
We learn from it and educate ourselves so that we can make a better future.
History also teaches us about our own culture and heritage.
Therefore, preserving and cultivating history for our future generation is important.
The more they know about their cultural heritage, the more they can appreciate it and preserved it for the future.
This was stated by Mohammad Faisal bin Hj Mat Salleh, an officer with the Brunei History Centre during a briefing for 100 youths involved in the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) youth camp held at the Royal Mausoleum.
The Ash-Shaliheen Mosque, as part of the MIB youth camp programme, organised the visit.
He said that one of the reasons why the participants were taken to the Royal Mausoleum was so that they can learn about Brunei’s rich history, in particular the past monarchs of our nation, through the elaborate tombstones carved from centuries past.
The tombstones are a source of information on the history of Brunei as they hold information on Brunei’s monarchs from the very first Sultan of Brunei.
The visit to the Royal Mausoleum was to introduce to the participants of the MIB youth camp the importance of preserving history through field research.