| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
IN CONJUNCTION with the celebration of Aidiladha, Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB) yesterday held a Korban ceremony at the YSHHB headquarters.
Present as the guest of honour was Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of YSHHB.
The ceremony opened with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed with the Takbir Hari Raya led by Ustaz Haji Shamsul Muawan bin Haji Shodiq, a religious teacher from the YSHHB Secondary School.
At the event, two non-government organisations (NGOs) – Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam and SMARTER Brunei – received financial sponsorship of $50,000 each.
The event also saw the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Foundation Employee Charitable Fund (TADEKHA) presenting a donation of $500 to the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans (DANA). Present on behalf of the fund to receive the sponsorship was Awang Haji Brahim bin Haji Ismail, Managing Director of YSHHB and Chief Executive Officer of DANA. All donations were presented by the guest of honour.
The event then continued with the distribution of Korban meat to NGO representatives, the less fortunate and other recipients.
The ceremony ended with the recitation of Doa Selamat by Ustaz Haji Shamsul Muawan.
Among those present at the ceremony were the Managing Director of YSHHB, assistant managing directors, invited guests, officers and staff of YSHHB.
The annual celebration is organised by the Workers Welfare Body of YSHHB (BKPYSHHB) through its Religious Section.
This year, some 66 participants comprising officers, teachers and staff of YSHHB as well as their family members took part in the Korban ritual, contributing seven buffaloes, two cows and two goats.