| Wani Roslan |
THE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) yesterday hosted an ‘Ibadah Korban’ at the Youth Development Centre.
Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, distributed the meat to male recipients.
Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports distributed the meat to female recipients.
Two buffaloes were slaughtered and the meat was distributed to 130 recipients comprising 70 recipients who received assistance from Community Development Department (JAPEM) and 60 staff members of MCYS.
The ceremony commenced with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Takbir Raya led by Ustaz Haji Abdul Kadir bin NC Mohamed, an officer at the Brunei History Centre.
This was followed by a special religious lecture delivered by Ustaz Haji Suhaimi bin Mohd Noor, an invited speaker from Islamic Dakwah Centre and continued with a recitation of Doa Selamat.
Also present were Haji Mohd Noor Jusmin bin Haji Abdul Samad, Deputy Permanent Secretary of MCYS; department heads; senior officials; as well as officers and staff members of MCYS.