Colourful Rehearsal for National Day Celebration

The country's citizens and residents are now feeling the excitement of the upcoming 34th National Day celebration on Saturday. Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan will again become the focus of those wishing to witness the glorious event which will see 30 thousand people participating. A major attraction would be the participation of 68 primary school pupils between the ages of 7 to 10 years old. They represent 'Tunas Bangsa' or the little heirs of the nation who are important assets to the country's future development.

The rapid movement performance will be the task of these very young Bruneians. Coming from Mabohai and Pusar Ulak Primary Schools, they will add colour, and the beauty of their tender age to the mass gathering. They will carry out the responsibility along with nearly four hundred members of the National Service Program or PKBN. Young as they are, the spirit of patriotism sparkles clearly on their faces. To ensure the performance goes according to plan, participants continue rehearsing to achieve excellence for the National Day.

Looking at their age and physique, these pupils certainly look young. But with guidance from their instructors, they are able to perform every move and pattern depicting the celebration's theme, "Menjayakan Wawasan Negara", meaning "Accomplishing the National Vision". The repeated rehearsals do not seem to tire them. Instead their pride and desire to perform for the country bring cheer and energetic charm to their show. These young ones will cherish their experience as the little patriots of the nation.

Nurturing and instilling the true meaning of independence and patriotism should begin while the children are young. The young generation will be heirs who will chart and shape the country's future and for this, pure values such as loyalty to religion, the monarch and nation need to be nurtured and developed early.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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