The Get-Together and Junjung Ziarah ceremony between His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in the Belait District in conjunction with the Monarch’s 69th birthday anniversary will be held on August 22. Like the other three districts, the Belait District also makes preparations to ensure the function goes smoothly on the actual day.
The rehearsal for the get-together ceremony was held yesterday at the Padang Bandaran Kuala Belait. It was staged under the watchful eyes of Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Home Affairs who is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the 69th Birthday Anniversary Celebration.
More than 700 people comprising school students, youths and representatives of the ethnic groups in the Belait District were involved in the program. The theme of the celebration is “Raja Pencetus Inspirasi Generasi Berwawasan” or “King Who Inspire a Visionary Generation”.
The participants render a mixture medley of quatrains, traditional and contemporary musical performances on a king who inspires Brunei’s generation. Also present during the rehearsal was Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Muhammad Yussof, the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs.
Meanwhile, beautiful decorations have been put up around the Belait Town. Potted flowers are placed along Jalan Singa Menteri. The project is spearheaded by the Department of Environment, Parks and Recreations (JASTRE).