Raising students’ patriotic spirit

Rokiah Mahmud

The Information Department through its Belait District Branch and the Nationhood and Community Division organised a programme dubbed Rakan Remaja Penerangan at St John’s School’s multipurpose hall in Kuala Belait last Saturday.

Some 126 students and teachers participated. Chairman of the Administration Board of St John’s School Lee Yin Fah and School Principal Dr Teng Keng Watt were present.

The programme focussed on disseminating information and raising participants’ awareness on development and affairs. It also aimed to inculcate nationalism spirit among the participants. The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah followed by a speech from the principal. It proceeded with a video presentation about the Information Department followed by a briefing by Chief of Belait District branch of the Information Department Hajah Liyana binti Haji Suhaimi.

The programme continued with video a presentation, choir, and singing performance by winner of the Bintang Penerangan Mohammad Nor Amirudin bin Haji Brahim. The students were also entertained with a comedy performance by local artistes, Hajah Kasumawati binti Haji Buntar and Haji Mohd Firdaus bin Haji Salleh.

Students during the programme. PHOTO: INFOFOTO