Festive mood at Hari Raya celebrations

Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA)

|     Syazwani Hj Rosli     |

THE Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) held its Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration at the Multaqa Hall of the MoRA’s new extension building yesterday.

Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman was the guest of honour.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar and spouse; former ministers of MoRA; Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya

Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, along with directors, senior officers, officers and staff members of the ministry and its department were also present.

The ceremony began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar, Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa led by Mohd Naqib bin Haji Awang and a remark from Head of the Building and Preservation Section of MoRA and Chairman of the event Haji Rozaiman bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Guests were entertained by a Tausyeh performance from the Youth Group (Youth Religious Programme) and a Hari Raya video presentation from the ministry.

They were also then feted with various Raya foods, cakes and drinks during the celebration.

The Minister of Religious Affairs and his spouse, along with other special guests, then proceeded to meet and visit different personnel from different departments under the ministry.

The event also aimed to strengthen ties between officers and staff members from the ministry and its departments, as well as instil positive values.

ABOVE & BELOW: Guest of honour Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud with senior government officials at the event; and the Minister of Religious Affairs interacts with guests at the event. – SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI

Ministry of Health (MoH)

|     Daniel Lim     |

THE Ministry of Health (MoH) hosted a Hari Raya gathering for the staff of the Suri Seri Begawan (SSB) Hospital in Kuala Belait yesterday.

The event was attended by Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar and his wife Datin Dr Hajah Noraslinah binti Haji Ramlee.

They were welcomed by SSB Hospital Senior Administrator Abdul Afiq bin Ahmad Mahmud.

Permanent Secretary at the MoH Haji Abdul Manap bin Othman, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Professional) at the MoH Dr Haji Zulaidi bin Haji Abdul Latif, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Management) at the MoH Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin and Acting Director General of Medical and Health Services Pengiran Dr Haji Mohd Khalifah bin Pengiran Haji Ismail were also present.

An assortment of festive delights was provided by food vendors representing various departments under the MoH. Several song-and-dance numbers from the hospital staff, as well as a special guest appearance by local singer Fakhrul Razi added colour to the event.

ABOVE & BELOW: Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar meets the staff at the food and drinks booths during the celebration; and a singing performance. – PHOTOS: DANIEL LIM

Gleneagles Jerudong Park Medical Centre

|     Izah Azahari     |

GLENEAGLES Jerudong Park Medical Centre (Gleneagles JPMC) Cardiac Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated Hari Raya Aidilfitri with their cardiac rehab patients at Seaworld Neptune Restaurant, Jerudong recently.

The event was organised by its team and appointed committee members from another department. Operations Manager of Gleneagles JPMC ‘Izzul Hamzi bin Haji Jomari was the guest of honour.

Dr Rajinikanth Rajagopal, present as the hospital’s representative, delivered a welcoming speech.

The gathering is an annual event where this year’s get-together saw an overwhelming response from patients and staff where activities were conducted during the event, including performances by the Gleneagles JPMC staff and patients, lucky draws, games and best dress awards for guests.

The event’s main objective was to gather all cardiac rehab patients who are new to the programme, and those who have been discharged with their families to enjoy themselves during the Raya festivities, taking into consideration the food choices for the buffet, as well as patients’ safety and convenience.

The Gleneagles JPMC hoped the patients enjoyed themselves and when they are discharged from the cardiac rehab programme, they would continue to live a healthier lifestyle and continue to exercise on their own.

Guest of honour Operations Manager of Gleneagles JPMC ‘Izzul Hamzi bin Haji Jomari in a group photo with Gleneagles JPMC staff and cardiac rehab patients. – IZAH AZAHARI