Religious ceremony marks Teacher’s Day

Syazwani Hj Rosli

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) organised a recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil for Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Muhammad Jamalul Alam and Al-Marhumah Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Bendahara Pengiran Anak Abdul Rahman, the late parents of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and a Doa Kesyukuran ceremony in conjunction with the 30th Teacher’s Day Celebration.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman were present as co-chairmen of the Executive Committee for the 30th Teacher’s Day Celebration.

Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar was also present at the ceremony held at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital.

Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohammed Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim, Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the MoE Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad, Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Rector of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, deputy permanent secretaries, heads of departments as well as senior officers from both ministries were also present.

The event began with mass Sunnat Hajat prayer led by Imam of Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Mohammad Hassanal bin Haji Mohammad. It was followed by mass recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil led by Mosque Officer at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Begawan Mudim Haji Amran bin Haji Md Salleh and recitation of Doa Kesyukuran and Doa Peliharakan Sultan led by Mosque Officer at Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Haji Emran bin Haji Kunchang.

The event concluded with mass Asar prayer led by Mohammad Hassanal.

This year’s Teacher’s Day celebration is themed ‘Pendidikan Berkualiti Teras Kecemerlangan Pelajar’.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister of Education Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman at the religious event. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI