The Tracing Our History (Menyusuri Sejarah Kitani) programme is one of the new methods to provide information to the people of Brunei, especially the youth, on the value and importance of the Sultanate’s history and the direct absorption of Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) values by emphasising politeness, discretion and character, said Brunei History Centre Principal Dr Haji Muhammad Hadi bin Muhammad Melayong.
“The programme aims to support the MIB concept in cultivating and strengthening the spirit of love and loyalty to the ruler, religion and the nation,” he said.
Dr Haji Muhammad Hadi said this at a press conference to brief on the first ever Tracing Our History programme, organised by the Brunei History Centre in collaboration with the Malay Islamic Monarchy Supreme Council (MTMIB) Secretariat Office, the Darussalam Motorcycle Association (PEMODA) and the Museums Department.
The programme will begin at the Brunei History Centre building on December 26, and will continue along 21 landmarks and historical sites in Bandar Seri Begawan, and participated by 70 motorcyclists.
According to the principal, the programme is based on the concept of learning, relaxing and fostering friendship bonds based on the theme, ‘Our History, Our Pride’, as part of the department’s activities in line with the goal of the Brunei History Centre’s in bringing history closer to the community.
“The programme will aim to preserve history and heritage of the homeland through a briefing on historical places, followed by a convoy of participants riding their motorcycles to the locations selected by the organisers,” said Dr Haji Muhammad Hadi.
Another objective is to encourage the community to jointly practise physical, mental and spiritual activities, while presenting history and the country in an easy-to-understand way.
The event also aims to liven Brunei December Festival 2022, while promoting an appreciation for Brunei’s history and socio-cultural heritage.
“It encourages the community to be more creative in disseminating information on Brunei history through various means, such as collaborating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other parties,” said the principal.