| Hakim Hayat |
THE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) held a religious ceremony at the Youth Centre in the capital yesterday to celebrate the new Islamic year.
The guest of honour was the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a thanksgiving prayer by Imam Awg Hj Hanafiah bin Hj Mahmud.
The recital of Zikir and Selawat Qasidah by the Qasidah Club of the Youth Centre helped to enliven the event.
A lecture entitled ‘Hijrah through Zikir and Selawat: The Fundamental Moulding of Excellent Civil Servants’ was facilitated by Ustaz Hisyam bin Haji Ismail from the Islamic Dakwah Centre.
Also present at the event was the Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina bte Othman, permanent secretary and deputy permanent secretary, and senior officials at the ministry.