Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Matarsad was named the Qari champion in the Al-Quran Reading Competition held to commemorate World Senior Citizens Day 2019, while the Qariah category was won by Hajah Dayang binti Jais.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin attended the event organised by the Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PKWE) from all districts at the Lambak Kanan Community Hall yesterday.
The event, co-organised by the Community Development Department (JAPEM), is hoped to enhance Al-Quran reading skills and forge closer networking between members of the centres.
The competition was open for PKWE members aged 60 and above nationwide.
Prizes were presented by the guest of honour.
The event was further enlivened by a Tausyeh performance by the male Tausyeh group from PKWE Brunei-Muara. Also in attendance were Legislative Council member and Penghulu of Mukim Berakas ‘B’ Yang Berhormat Pengiran Haji Ali bin Pengiran Maon and Brunei-Muara District Officer Misle bin Haji Abdul Karim as well as senior officials from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.