Sea of colours sparkle capital

Izah Azahari

A sea of colours and patriotic fervour filled the capital yesterday, as 1,000 representatives from various sectors and national development agencies convened on Taman Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien for the 37th National Day field performance.

The performance reflected the resilient aspects of the country’s development, enjoining the younger generation to be prepared to defend their country, while responding to the challenges of the technological boom, communication and the Industrial Revolution 4.0, as well as the earnest efforts made by the Government 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.

The different segments of the field performance represented the country’s success, unity and resilience in overcoming obstacles in its journey towards becoming a sovereign nation, thanks to the wise leadership and a clear-cut vision enabling the nation to meet all challenges with faith and enthusiasm.

The first segment was a prologue that mirrored the political, economic and socio-cultural strengths of Brunei Darussalam’s development in accordance to the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) concept that has become a symbol of the nation’s resilience.

Meanwhile, the second segment, ‘National Development’, featured seven united factions furthering national productivity and resilience, while cultural and communal practices form the resolve for the survival of the nation.

A performance during the celebration. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR

The third segment, ‘Harmony and Unity’, highlighted national development as an integration of efforts between the local communities, with prosperity being achieved through mutual respect and cooperation.

‘Vision and Direction’ was the title of the fourth segment, which illustrated the goals of Brunei Vision 2035 as a target towards Brunei Maju, where skilled and successful human resources form the resoluteness of this objective.

The final segment conveyed that any kind of national progress must be founded upon Purih Bangsa that are resilient; strong; far-sighted; dignified; and possessing character, civility and self-awareness.

The culmination of the field performance was the flyover of a Black Hawk fleet piloted by the Royal Brunei Air Force, as Allah Peliharakan Sultan resounded across the Taman, with energy and vigour from all.