Geared up for big day

Hakim Hayat

Members of the Executive Committee of the 37th National Day celebration on Saturday took a closer look at preparations in place to ensure the smooth running of the mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers, recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Doa Kesyukuran to mark the big day.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara; 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 Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin were at the focal point, the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital, to witness the preparations.

Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar and other committee members were also present.

The religious ceremony for the Brunei-Muara District will also be held at Jame’ ‘Asr Hassanil Bolkiah; Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque; Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam Mosque; Mohamed Bolkiah Mosque; Sultan Sharif Ali Mosque; Al-Muhtadee Billah Mosque; Setia Ali Mosque in Pekan Muara and Lambak Kanan Mosque.

In Belait District, it will be held at the Muhammad Jamalul Alam Mosque in RPN Kampong Pandan and Pekan Seria Mosque; in Tutong, the Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque; and Temburong District, the Utama Mohammad Salleh Mosque.

Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiadat Negara, with members of the Executive Committee of the 37th National Day Celebration at the Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital. PHOTO: AK ZAKI KASHARAN