| Achong Tanjong & Fadhil Yunus |
IN PREPARATION of the 31st National Day Anniversary that will be celebrated on February 23, a full dress rehearsal for the flag-hoisting ceremony was held yesterday at the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex’s open area in the capital.
Present for the rehearsal were the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS), Dato Paduka Dr Hj Affendy bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Hj Abidin, senior government officers, as well as the ministry’s officers and staff and participants, among others.
The national flag was handed over to the 21 Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) personnel during the rehearsal, followed by the flag-hoisting and a performance of the National Anthem.
The actual flag-hoisting ceremony, to be held this coming Sunday, will also see flags and posters handed over to District Officers from all four districts.
MCYS has also informed that there will be a slight change in the schedule, as the flag-hoisting ceremony will be at 10am and not 8am as previously reported.
To glorify the occasion, the country’s citizens and residents have also been asked to fly the national flag at home as well as at government and private buildings and premises.