His Majesty lauds emerging youth leaders

Lyna Mohamad

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 stressed the country is beginning to see a youth generation capable of becoming community leaders and pioneers in the country’s development.

The monarch also lauded the involvement of the National Service Programme (PKBN) alumni volunteers as frontliners to help curb the coronavirus outbreak.

His Majesty said this in a titah during the 10th PKBN passing out parade at the PKBN Training Camp in Batu Apoi, Temburong yesterday.

Congratulating the youth, His Majesty said these youth symbolise a significant feature of an independent country capable of producing a reliable future generation, and lauded the PKBN trainees’ determination in undergoing the three-month training with enthusiasm and patience.

“This is an example of quality human capital, who are diligent and brave to come forward. These youth bring a positive image for the race and the country that refuses to sit still without doing anything,” said His Majesty.

His Majesty added the goal of PKBN is to make youth understand the true meaning of nationhood, and when they do, “they deserve to be hailed as heroes”.

“This can be seen when over 200 PKBN alumni stepped forward to become volunteers to curb the coronavirus outbreak,” His Majesty said.

His Majesty underlined that the involvement of PKBN alumni as volunteers becomes a benchmark for the youth generation ready to shoulder a major responsibility.

“In this regard, to become a great leader, youth must have strong personality and self-identity,” His Majesty said.

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 at the 10th PKBN passing out parade. PHOTO: INFOFOTO