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News: Hajah Siti Zuraihah Haji Awang sulaiman / Photo: Pg. Amirulnizam Pg. Haji Mohd. Ali BERAKAS, Sunday, 2 July. - The Department of Information continues to hold the Appreciating the Hoisting of the National Flag Programme in conjunction with the 71st birthday celebrations of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam with a different approach such as enlivenenlivening the event with religious activities. The programme is aimed at promoting and cultivates cultivating the practice of hoisting the National Flag among citizens and residents of this country during the celebration of big national events. at particular times during the nation important occasion. Programs The same programme was held simultaneously in all four districts and in Brunei and Muara distirct District, was held at Mohammed Bolkiah Mosque, Kampung Serusop.
Attend Present as a the guest of honour, was the Deputy Minister (Security and Media), in at the Prime Minister's Office, Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Hamdan bin Haji Abu Bakar. Present at the ceremony were Deputy Permanent SecretarySecretaries (IT, E-government and Industry) in at the Prime Minister's Office, The Honorable Members of the Legislative Council, Commissioner of the Royal Brunei Police Force, senior government officials, penghulus, ketua kampung village heads, uniformed personnel, associations and others.
The programme followed with included a special talks delivered by the Acting Ra'es of Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU, SB), Dr. Awang Haji Adnan bin Haji Besar among others in which he explains explained the relationship of the flag with Islam including the history of the flag in Islam, and the spirit of patriotism and love towards the monarchy, and theresponsibilities of citizens and residents to raise up in raising the flag.
The flag of Brunei Darussalam is a symbol of the sovereignty of the nation and the country's with vision of 'Baldatun Tayyibatun Warabbun Ghafur'. He also reminded the citizens and residents to respect the national flag and setting to set up or hoist hoistingthe flag properly, ensuring the that it must be raised in good condition (not torn, bleached or discoloured). Together we inculcate the spirit of patriotism to our children and families and to respect with the National Flag.
The programme was started began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah and Doa Selamat, followed with the recitation of verses from the holy Holy Quran by Awangku Adi Nazri bin Pengiran Haji Jofri. The programme ended with the reading of the Ratib Al-Attas led by Mosque Affairs Officer of Muhammad Bolkiah Mosque, Awang Ahmad Shafiq bin Haji Osman, who then also leads the prayer 'Allah Peliharakan Sultan and Brunei Darussalam'.