Instilling spirit of patriotism

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Some 280 Year 9 and Year 10 students of Sayyidina Husain Secondary School attended the Youth Partnership Programme (RRP) organised by the Information Department, through the Nationhood Unit, Nationhood and Community Division at the school’s multipurpose hall.

Principal Dayangku Hajah Nooramaliatifah binti Pengiran Haji Ahmad, teachers and staff of the school also attended.

The event started with the singing of the national anthem Allah Peliharakan Sultan and patriotic song Bendera Negara. It continued with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat.

The nationhood briefing titled ‘Our Monarch, Appreciating the National Flag and National Anthem of Brunei Darussalam’ was presented by Acting Information Officer cum Head of International Affairs Unit, Information Department Noorhijrah binti Haji Idris.

The event was accompanied by singing, video presentations of Kibarkanlah Dengan Megah Bendera Negara and the correct procedure on hoisting the national flag. The students held Hadrah performances and slide presentations on the recent National Day celebration.

The event continued with a singing performance by Champion of Bintang Penerangan, Mohammad Nor Amirudin bin Haji Brahim. A comedy performance and nationhood quizzes were conducted by Hajah Kasumawati binti Haji Buntar and Haji Mohd Firdaus bin Haji Salleh.

The programme aimed to reach out to the youth so that they are updated with the current developments and to instil in them patriotism and social responsibility. The RRP programme also aimed to provide civic awareness and state spirit especially among adolescents towards the formation of positive minds and morals and at the same time to reach out to youth in schools through entertainment.

Students attend the Youth Partnership Programme. PHOTO: INFORMATION DEPARTMENT