His Majesty attends 10th National Youth Day

3 Sep
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, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik in a group photo with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman and awards win-ner

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, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik in a group photo with the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman and awards win-ner

 

|     Abdul Hakiim Yakof     |

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 yesterday attended the 10th National Youth Day celebration held at the Indoor Stadium of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Berakas.

Upon his arrival, His Majesty accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, and His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik, was greeted by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Laila Diraja Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hazair bin Haji Abdullah.

The National Youth Day is celebrated annually on August 1 and this year’s celebration is based on the theme of ‘Visionary Youths Empower the Economy’.

In his opening speech, the minister said the theme is a call to the youth to intensify their efforts and involvement in increasing the country’s prosperity by developing its economy by being a productive work force.

“The theme not only emphasises for the youth to be productive but also to be more creative and innovative in exploring the field of economy and occupation. These advantages can make them the driving force for community advancement and national development that is sustainable.”

He added that youth have managed to stand out domestically in showcasing their leadership potential through their involvement in regional and international meetings and conventions, volunteer work and their concern for the less fortunate members of society in the country and beyond its burdens abroad. This was all made possible with support, encouragement and guidance from the government and private sectors.

The event then continued with the reading of the youth pledge by representatives of the National Service Programme, youths from other uniformed groupings from all four districts, Dai’e’s, prospective participants for the 42nd Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Programme, members of athletic teams and the national sports association as well as volunteer groups.

The pledge was led by Mohd Shafique bin Haji Mohd Hussain, a young entrepreneur who started the Start-Up Hub BIMP-EAGA in Brunei Darussalam. This was followed by a poetry recital, a human LED performance involving 1,074 students, a sketch performed by 254 students based on the rice cultivation industry and the usage of heavy machinery, scaffolding and abseiling.

After the announcement of award recipients, the monarch presented awards to this year’s category winners: Youth Association Award, Meritorious Youth Leader Award, Voluntary Youth Award and Excellent Youth Award.

His Majesty then proceeded to tour the innovation exhibition at the Indoor Stadium’s concourse.

Source: Borneo Bulletin

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