| Faza Suraj |
THE Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, through the Department of Youth and Sports (Belait), yesterday organised a 31 times Khatam Al-Quran at the Kg Pandan National Housing Scheme Mosque, in conjunction with the upcoming 31st National Day celebrations.
Belait District Officer Haji Haris bin Haji Othman was the guest of honour at the event.
Over 200 youths from Sultan Bolkiah Vocational School, Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College, Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Religious School, Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Religious School, Sayyidina Ali Secondary School and Perdana Wazir Secondary School participated in the event, which was chaired by Department of Youth and Sports (Belait) Head Haji Zulkifli bin Haji Tengah.
One of the main objectives of hosting the event was to teach youths the importance of reciting and understanding the Al-Quran as a life guide.
The event was open to Brunei citizens and permanent residents aged 15 to 25 from the Belait District, who belong to youth associations or charitable organisations, as well as students from both private and government secondary schools.