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Press release: Department of Information \ Photos: Muhammad Asri Haji Awang AbasTranslated by: Haji Mirazman bin Haji Othman \ Cleared by: Musa Mohiddin BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Saturday, February 2. – Choir team, 'Suara Anak Seni' of Mukim Gadong 'A' won the 2019 Mukim Level Patriotic Choir Contest with its song, 'Bahagia Brunei Darussalam'. The patriotic choir contest was part of the National Flag Hoisting Programme (known locally as the Program Semarak Pengibaran Bendera Negara) on the occasion of Brunei Darussalam's 35th National Day Celebration, carried out by the Department of Information, Prime Minister's Office for the Brunei and Muara District. The patriotic choir contest was held at the Auditorium of the Extension Building of the Department of Information. The winning team took the cash prize of BND1,500 and certificate of participation. The runner up was the choir team, 'Rezal Malek Faezal' of Mukim Pengkalan Batu with its song, 'Patriot Bangsa'. The 'Rezal Malek Faezal' choir team took the cash prize of BND1,300 and a certificate of participation. Third place was the 'Nur Permata Rubi' choir team of Mukim Serasa with its song, 'Tanah Airku'. The 'Nur Permata Rubi' choir team took the cash prize of BND1,000 and a certificate of participation. The other teams each received BND500 and a certificate of participation as consolation prizes. The prize presentation was delivered by the Member of the State Legislative Council, Yang Berhormat Awang Haji Tahamit bin Haji Nudin in his capacity as the Penghulu of Mukim Gadong 'A' of Zone 4 of the Brunei and Muara District. Also present were the Acting Deputy Director of Information, Dayang Hajah Noorashidah binti Haji Aliomar; a group of Penghulu and Ketua Kampung; senior officers of the Department of Information and residents of the participating mukim. Six choir teams participated in the contest, which was opened to all citizens nationwide. The choir contest aimed to identify talents among the residents of mukim and kampung who are motivated to excel. The choir contest also doubled as an opportunity to participate in the stage show, Pentarama, which is carried out by the Department of Information in addition to nurturing healthy competition and patriotism through songs. The contest also raised an awareness of nationhood through an appreciation of guided entertainment. Such contest enabled choir teams to participate in nationhood activities carried out by any Mukim Consultative Council (known locally by its Malay abbreviations, MPM), Village Consultative Council (known locally by its Malay abbreviations, MPK), and government department or ministry. The winning choir team will be given the opportunity to record its song at the Radio Television Brunei (RTB) and broadcast nationwide through radio. The event was enlivened with video presentation on the national flag, 'Kibarkan Bendera Negara Kita' and animation on the etiquette on hoisting the national flag, 'Tatacara Menaikkan Bendera Negara'.