Ministry of Education
The Department of Planning and Estate Management in collaboration with the Department of Private Education, Ministry of Education (MoE) held a Korban ceremony yesterday at Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School, Kampong Salambigar, Brunei Darussalam.
Guest of honour Minister of Education Datin Seri Paduka Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh distributed the sacrificial meat to recipients.
Seven buffaloes were sacrificed during the ceremony with the participation of 49 officials and staff from the ministry along with their family members.
Fifty-seven recipients were selected, comprising students from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Secondary School, and Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School.
The event began with the recitation of Sayyidul Istighfar and Surah Al-Fatihah led by Mosque Affairs Officer of Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah Mosque Muhammad Tsuufiy bin Haji Abdul Wahab, followed by a mass recitation of Selawat Tafrijiyyah followed led by Institut Tahfiz Al-Quran Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah students.
Also present were permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretary (core education), directors, head of departments, officers, and staff from the MoE.
Ministry of Religious Affairs
Five buffaloes were slaughtered yesterday in a Korban ceremony held by the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), with the meat distributed among the Korban participants, poor and destitute and underprivileged converts.
Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman and his spouse Datin Hajah Nahriah binti Haji Asbi attended the ceremony at the Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Wakeel Mosque, Mukim Kiudang in Tutong District.
The ceremony began with the recitation of Takbir and Surah Al-Fatihah led by Imam Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Wakeel Mosque Mohammad Hizbullah bin Haji Mohd Noah.
The Korban meat was cut by Muzakarah members from the MoRA and Pengiran Muda ‘Abdul Wakeel Mosque Takmir Committee members along with mosque youth volunteers and villagers of Mukim Kiudang.
Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Haji Mohd Tashim bin Pengiran Haji Hassan; Permanent Secretary at the MoRA Haji Mohd Rosli bin Haji Ibrahim; and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Policy and Religious) at the MoRA Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang and his spouse Hajah Azizah binti Haji Mohammad also participated.
The Korban meat was distributed to 53 heads of Asnaf families from Mukim Kiudang and their 115 dependents, 40 Asnaf converts from Mukim Kiudang, the Korban participants, Muzakarah members of MoRA as well as guests and mosque takmir committee members.
The first distrbutions were presented by the minister, deputy minister, and their spouses, then by the permanent secretary and deputy permanent secretary.
Also present were Haji Umarali bin Esung; former penghulu of Mukim Kiudang Haji Abdul Rahim bin Abdullah; Kampong Kiudang and Kampong Padnunok Acting Village Head Haji Saiful Bahri bin Haji Umarali; Kampong Pengkalan Mau Bekiau and Kampong Batang Mitus Acting Village Head Suhili bin Alas; mosque takmir committee advisor Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Aziyan bin Abdullah; and former village head of Kampong Birau Haji Burhanudin bin Haji Hashim.
Ra’es of Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, department heads as well as officers and staff of MoRA also attended.
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) held a Korban and Aqiqah ceremony to mark Aidiladha for 1443 Hijrah at the UBD Start-Up Centre yesterday.
UBD Vice-Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle oversaw the event organised by its Student Welfare Body and Students’ Association.
Six buffaloes and two goats were sacrificed through PDS. Thirty-two people participated in the event.
The meat was distributed by UBD volunteers to recipients’ homes. The recipients comprised selected underprivileged families in Kampong Rimba and its surrounding areas.
Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications
The Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) held a Korban ceremony organised by the E-Government National Centre to mark Aidiladha for 1443 Hijrah.
Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Pengiran Shamhary bin Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Mustapha was present to distribute the sacrificial meat.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and a talk titled ‘Feast of Sacrifice Fosters Relations’ by Assistant Religious Officer cum Assistant Head of Dakwah Dissemination (Religious Talk) from the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Pengiran Haji Reduan bin Pengiran Haji Badaruddin.
Six buffaloes were sacrificed and distributed to the participants of the event, orphans, staff, 60 underprivileged families and 30 needy families in Mukim Berakas, Gadong A and Kota Batu.