| Wani Roslan |
THE Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department of the Ministry of Communications (MinCom) organised a new Islamic year of 1440 Hijrah celebration at the Amar Pahlawan Hall of the ministry yesterday.
Minister of Communications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof was present at the ceremony.
With the theme Ilmu dan Amal Nadi Wawasan Negara, the ceremony commenced with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and was followed by a welcoming remark from Acting Director of Administration and Services of MinCom Abdul Ghani bin Haji Othman.
The event proceeded with a special talk by accredited Da’ie from Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB) Ustaz Muhammad Fatin Abdul Rahman bin Kifli.
The ceremony also saw the recitation of Doa Kesyukuran and Dikir Marhaban to celebrate the safe return of Haj pilgrims comprising officers and staff members of the ministry.
The celebration aimed to enliven the Hijrah new year as well as encourage and strengthen ties among officers and staff members of the ministry and departments under it.
Also in attendance were Permanent Secretary at the MinCom Haji Azhar bin Haji Ahmad, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MinCom Dr Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, heads of departments and agencies, and senior officials of the ministry.