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Press Release: Department of Information / Photo: Muhammad Asri Haji Awang AbasTranslated by: Hajah Musmariani Haji Mohammad\ Cleared by: Saadiatul Nur Aqilah Haji Jaman
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Wednesday, March 6.- A total of 179 students from Year 7 Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Secondary School (PDSM), Kampung Mentiri attended the Nationhood Briefing on 'Our Sovereign, Appreciating the Brunei Darussalam National Flag and National Anthem' conducted by the Department of Information, Prime Minister's Office through its Nationhood Unit of the Nationhood and Community Division. The programme was also attended by the Principal of PDSM Secondary School, Dayangku Hajah Norhasima binti Pengiran Haji Hassan as well as the teachers of the school. The Nationhood Briefing was presented by Information Officer, Head of Nationhood Unit of the Nationhood and Community Division, Department of Information, Dayang Hajah Hamsah binti Datu Kerna Haji Jaya. In her briefing, she among others touched on our Sovereign, etiquette on hoisting the national flag and the historical background of Brunei Darussalam's national anthem, 'Allah Peliharakan Sultan'. The programme was followed by video presentations 'Kibarkanlah Dengan Megah Bendera Negara' or 'Hoisting The National Flag With Pride' and 'Semarak Pengibaran Bendera Negara' as well as an animation on the etiquette on hoisting the national flag, 'Tatacara Meanikkan bendera Negara'. The students also participated in the Nationhood Quiz and the briefing concluded with the presentation of prizes to the students who successfully answered the quiz. The Nationhood Briefing on 'Our Sovereign, Appreciating the Brunei Darussalam National Flag and National Anthem is one of the ongoing efforts of the Department of Information in nurturing affection for the sovereign, religion, nation and country in addition to strengthening solidarity, patriotism and nationalism among students through the national anthem and national flag.