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Religious event marks World Meteorological Day

Brunei Darussalam Meteorological Department (BDMD) yesterday held the recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil ceremony in conjunction with World Meteorological Day 2022.

The ceremony began with a mass recitation of Surah Yaasiin and Tahlil, followed by Doa Selamat and Doa against COVID-19.

Joining the virtual ceremony was Minister of Transport and Infocommunications Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof.

According to BDMD, as a member of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Sultanate celebrates March 23, which is the date of the establishment of the world scientific body under United Nations in 1950.

The ceremony was also held to appreciate the important contributions made by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services around the world in ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. This year the theme of the celebration is ‘Early Warning and Early Action’.

Permanent secretary, deputy secretary (infocommunications) and acting deputy permanent secretary (transportation) at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC), Director of as chair of event, heads of executives, heads of departments as well as senior officials and staff from the MTIC, departments and authorities under it were also present.