The success of the main event for the 36th National Day celebration is because of the participation of the public in large numbers, said Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin.
He made these comments in his capacity as the Chairman of the 36th National Day Celebration Executive Committee in an interview with the media yesterday.
The minister also conveyed gratitude and thanks for the presence of 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 members of the royal family in this year’s National Day celebration.
“I would have to say that the event went beyond expectations as the students and performers did extremely well,” the minister said.
“Although it was in a very short span of time, I think they did an extremely well-organised event and achieved what we expected. This was all due to the commitment of the students and other participants even in the warm weather. We witnessed the patriotic spirit of togetherness and Bruneian spirit within the society today,” the minister said.
He added the success of the event displayed the Bruneian ways, as well as the Bruneian and patriotic spirit by all in the Sultanate who were present, all because of their love for the country, the monarch, and nation, as well as having an understanding of what the National Day truly stands for.