Instilling patriotic spirit among students

Aziz Idris & Azlan Othman

The Information Department, Prime Minister’s Office through its Nationhood and Community Division, held its Our King, Appreciating Our National Flag and Anthem’ briefing at the St Angela’s School Library in Seria yesterday.

Some 25 Year 7 students attended the briefing, alongside Principal Chea Wann Ching and teachers.

Head of Information Department in Belait Distirct Hajah Liyana binti Haji Suhaimi delivered the briefing, discussing the monarch, how to hoist the national flag and the history on the national anthem. Students viewed clips on Kibarkanlah Dengan Megah Bendera Negara, and Semarak Pengibaran Bendera Negara, an animated video showing the proper ways to hoist the flag, and clips on the ‘InfoDeptBN’ mobile app.

A nationalism quiz organised by a team from Information Department was also held.

The briefing concluded with a prize presentation to students who answered the quiz correctly.

Meanwhile, a similar briefing was held at Berakas Secondary School. The briefing aimed to instil love for 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, religion, and nation; strengthen the spirit of solidarity and patriotism.

Information Officer and Head of the Nationhood and Community Division Mohammad Hisyam bin Idris delivered the briefing.

Students also participated in a quiz and were awarded prizes for answering correctly.

ABOVE & BELOW: Photos show students listening to the briefing by the Information Department. PHOTOS: AZLAN OTHMAN & INFORMATION DEPARTMENT

A student answers a quiz question