The spirit of patriotism was prevalent nationwide on Thursday as the Sultanate geared for its 39th National Day.
The giant national flag was hoisted during a ceremony at the open area of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex, marking the start of the National Day celebration.
Chair of the executive committee of the 39th National Day celebration Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Nazmi bin Haji Mohamad was the guest of honour.
The ceremony commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Peliharakan Sultan dan Negara Brunei Darussalam, followed by members of the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN) and flag bearer, comprising military cadets, fire and rescue cadets, National Service Programme (PKBN) alumni, entering the flag hoisting ground. RBN personnel then received the national flag from the minister.
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin