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 graced the opening of the Final of the National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults 1440 Hijrah/2019 at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas last night.
Upon arrival, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince 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 Dipertua Adat Istiadat Negara;
- Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs as Chairman of the Major Islamic Events Celebration Executive Committee and Chairman of the National Musabaqah Al-Quran for Adults 1440 Hijrah/2019 Executive Committee;
- Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office, well as other committee members.
Also in attendance was His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah.
The ceremony commenced with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim bin Awang Haji Besar.
This year's musabaqah carried the theme 'Memperkasa Pembelajaran Al-Quran' or Empower Al-Quran Learning. Tonight's musabaqah saw the presentation of readings from 2 qaris and 2 qariahs. The musabaqah will continue tonight with the presentation of readings from the 8 other participants.
Source: Radio Television Brunei