A month ago, through a rigorous selection process, 29-year-old Awangku Mohd Nazirul Mubin bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman was chosen to lead the contingent of youth in reading the National Day Oath.
Yesterday, when the national celebrated its 39th National Day with a Grand Assembly and Parade at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, he stood before 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 and led the contingent of 39 youth to recite the Ikrar, igniting the passionate, national spirit as the country marked the 39th anniversary of its independence.
“Alhamdullilah, I am grateful for the trust given to me to lead the reading of the oath, which is the oath of allegiance to His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam as the Ulul Amri of Brunei Darussalam,” said Awangku Mohd Nazirul Mubin. He said after the selection process, the oath readers got together to practise for a month.
“The oath readers were trained to appreciate the content of the oath as well as how to cast their voices,” he said, along with training for the march-past.
Through their training together, a kinship was built. “It was a valuable moment,” he said, appreciating the opportunity to interact with youth leaders in various government ministries, private agencies, councils and associations across the country.
“All the participants have different backgrounds, which are very brilliant and colourful. Some of the participants are also excellent in terms of academics, sports, community activities and the like, so in short, all the participants have indeed made significant contributions and services to the development of our country.”
He added that he hopes to take advantage of the new kinship to work together to realise Brunei Vision 2035.
The young Ministry of Defence executive officer said he believes it is the youth that will drive the country’s achievement of the national vision.