Belait gets ready for royal birthday celebration

|     Daniel Lim     |

A SERIES of rehearsal sessions for the annual get-together with the residents of Belait District in conjunction with the 73rd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was held at the Municipal Field yesterday.

Present to oversee the rehearsal was Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong in his capacity as Chairman of the National Executive Committee for His Majesty’s 73rd birthday celebration.

Also present were Legislative Council members, permanent secretary, deputy permanent secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Belait District Officer, senior officers from the MoHA and the Belait District Office, and committee members in charge of planning and organising the event.

More than 500 participants comprising students from schools across the Belait District, youth from the National Service Programme (PKBN), representatives of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and staff from government agencies and associations in the Belait District will take part in the performances that are split into three segments.

Chairman of the performances in the Belait District Radiman bin Haji Idris said the performances will highlight various initiatives made into achieving Vision 2035 with the theme ‘Raja Berwawasan, Memperkaya Negara Progresif’.

The chairman hoped that participants will put up an impressive performance on the day and encouraged residents from the district to show their support during the occasion.

The actual performance is scheduled to be conducted on July 20 when His Majesty visits the Belait District as part of the annual Junjung Ziarah and get-together with the residents.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong in his capacity as Chairman of the National Executive Committee for His Majesty’s 73rd birthday celebration at the event. – PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM
ABOVE & BELOW: Participants during the rehearsal session at the Municipal Field; and chairman of the performances in the Belait District Radiman bin Haji Idris

A series of rehearsal sessions for the annual get-together with the residents of Belait District in conjunction with the 73rd birthday celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam was held at the Municipal Field yesterday