| Faza Suraj |
SENIOR Citizens Day falls on every October 1. Senior citizens are considered as the most valuable assets and it is hoped that the younger generation continue to appreciate and respect them.
Some 200 senior citizens in Belait District yesterday attended a thanksgiving ceremony to mark the celebration of International Senior Citizens Day. The ceremony began with mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers, followed by the recitation of Surah Yaasiin led by Imam Awang Aminorddin bin Haji Md Yussof, Mosque Affairs Officer.
A ‘Doa Kesyukuran Sempena Sambutan Hari Antarabangsa Warga Emas 2014’ was also recited at the event at Zainab Mosque in Lumut. The guest of honour was Awang Haji Haris bin Haji Othman, Belait District Officer. Also present were Legislative Council members YB Awang Haji Shafiee bin Ahmad and YB Awang Haji Mohd Yusof bin Haji Dulamin, accompanied by penghulus and village heads.