The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) held a Khatam Al-Quran and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony at the ministry’s Di-Gadong Hall to celebrate the 37th National Day on Monday.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.
The event began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by the recitation of Al-Quran verses from Surah Ad-Dhuhaa until Surah Al-Masad, and Takhtim, Doa Khatam and Dikir Marhaban, led by teaching staff at the Youth and Sports Department Pengiran Hafizul Hanif bin Pengiran Haji Md Hata.
The event concluded with the recitation of Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Brunei Darussalam and Doa for safety against the COVID-19 outbreak.
Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the MCYS Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary (Strategy and Policy Management) at the MCYS Pengiran Haji Mohd Hasnan bin Pengiran Haji Ali Hassan, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Youth and Sports) at the MCYS Colonel (Rtd) Pengiran Haji Maiddin bin Pengiran Haji Said, Deputy Permanent Secretary (Community) at the MCYS Saidah binti Haji Wahid and Deputy Permanent Secretary (Cultural) at the MCYS Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah were present, along with other officers and staff of the ministry.
The event is an annual activity aimed at encouraging the involvement in activities that cultivate love towards Al-Quran and national spirit.
The event is also aimed at strengthening bonds among ministerial staff who organise events throughout the year.