The success achieved during His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's Birthday Anniversary celebrations last year should be a catalyst for the country to accomplish the desired excellence based on careful planning and effective implementation by everyone involved. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office in his sabda expresses the belief that through the commitment, diligence, consensus and solid cooperation of all parties, the aspiration can be successfully achieved. His Royal Highness made the sabda at the Second Meeting of the National Committee of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd Birthday Celebration yesterday morning. The meeting took place at the Prime Minister's Office Building at Jalan Perdana Menteri in the capital.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara as Advisor of His Majesty's 73rd Birthday Celebration National Committee and Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs as Chairman of His Majesty's 73rd Birthday Celebration National Committee.
The meeting began with the reading of Surah Al- Fatihah and Doa Selamat led by Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Setiausaha Tetap Kementerian Hal Ehwal Ugama.
The Minister of Home Affairs in his welcoming speech said the sabda of His Royal Highness the Crown Prince will be the guide in planning, organising and refining the preparations and arrangements for celebratory events of His Majesty's 73rd Birthday this year.
In the sabda, His Royal Highness also quoted the titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di- Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam during the National Isra' Meraj' Celebration of 1440 Hijrah that theMalay Islamic Monarchy philosophy MIB has succeeded in creating a just and content nation within which exists a united community. Everything planned should give priority to the aspects of the MIB.
In the sabda, His Royal Highness The Crown Prince also stresses that intensive efforts towards realising the aspirations of Wawasan Brunei 2035, never impeded His Majesty in ensuring that basic issues and interests of the people in this country are always given due attention.
The meeting heard the reports on the preparations and arrangements of the main events of His Majesty's 73rd Birthday Celebration namely the Get-Together and Junjung Ziarah Ceremony with the citizens and residents in the four districts, the hoisting and lowering of the giant size National Flag, Mass Maghrib Prayer and Reading of Surah Yassin and Tahlil and Doa Kesyukuran; the traditional Royal Birthday Parade ceremony, the 73 times Khatam Al-Quran Ceremony by members of the Mukim and Kampung Consultative Council, school and higher learning institutions students throughout the country, Regatta and the Knowledge Convention. The presence of His Royal Highness at the meeting was clear evidence of His Royal Highness's care, attention and commitment towards the role and task of the committee.
Source: Radio Television Brunei