| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
INTERNATIONAL School Brunei (ISB) yesterday held a celebration to mark the 31st National Day of Brunei Darussalam at the school’s assembly area for its primary and kindergarten students.
Present during the celebration was Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah.
Also present were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Wakeel and Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah, the son and daughter of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim and Her Royal Highness Princess Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah, the son and daughter of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, also took part and performed during the festive celebration.
During the celebration, school children were seen wearing their ‘baju kurung’ and ‘baju melayu’ to show their patriotic spirit before their educators and proud parents.
The National Day celebration was further enlivened with various stage performances by the students that included the singing of the national anthem ‘Allah Peliharakan Sultan’, ‘Generasi Berwawasan’ pom pom dance performance, Brunei folktale musical drama, Hadrah performance and traditional dance routines.
The highlight of the celebration yesterday was the Pencak Silat (Malay martial arts) performance. HRH Prince ‘Abdul Muntaqim displayed a spectacular performance in the event for which he received the ‘Best Pesilat Award 2015’ (Anugerah Pesilat Terbaik 2015).
Also in attendance was YAM Pengiran Anak ‘Abdul Haseeb bin Pengiran Maharaja Setia Laila Diraja Sahibul Irshad Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Rahim, the son of Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah.