| Izah Azahari |
POLITEKNIK Brunei (PB) hosted a flag hoisting ceremony yesterday at its premises in Jalan Ong Sum Ping to mark the country’s upcoming 35th National Day celebration, enlivening the celebrations through enhancing the spirit of patriotism and love for the country, as well as strengthening nationalism among staff and students.
Present as the guest of honour at the event was Director of PB Denis Ho Mun Tai.
Also in attendance were Assistant Director of PB Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar, head of departments and schools, staff members, lecturers and students of PB. The ceremony began with a recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed by the presentation of the national flag by the guest of honour to a representative of PB’s Military Cadets Dayangku Fatin Aseyah binti Pengiran Abd Rahman (a Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies 7th Intake student).
The flag-hoisting was accompanied by a mass singing of the national anthem, along with a patriotic song Berkibarlah Bendera by students of PB.
To further enliven the event was a poetry recital performance by PB student Aida Fauzan Arifin binti Bungsu titled Suara Anak Merdeka, Karya Puteri Cinta Hati.
Among other events that will be organised by PB in conjunction with the 35th National Day celebration is Surah Yaasiin recitation and Doa Kesyukuran ceremony, as well as a mass Zohor prayer which will be held at the prayer hall of the main PB campus.