Syazwani Hj Rosli
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS)held a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony yesterday in conjunction with the 36th National Day celebration at the Sarmayuda Hall of the Language and Literature Bureau, Old Airport Berakas.
Guest of honour, 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 led the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah.
The event proceeded with the recitation of verses of Al-Quran and Doa Takhtim by Special Translator from the Brunei History Centre Dr Haji Abdul Kadir bin Haji Mohammed.
The Doa Allah Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam was recited by Al-Quran instructor from the Youth and Sports Department Haji Abdul Halim bin Mohd Fuad.
Permanent Secretary (Administration, Finance and Estate) at the MCYS Pengiran Mohd Amirrizal bin Pengiran Haji Mahmud; Permanent Secretary 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 (Cultural) Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah; officers and staff members from the ministry and departments under it were also present.
The ceremony aimed to reap blessings from Allah the Almighty and to promote the culture of Al-Quran reading among government officers and staff.