All Citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam will celebrate the 35th National Day Anniversary this Saturday. In ensuring the smooth-running of the event, a joint rehearsal combining all participants was held this morning at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien in Bandar Seri Begawan. Participating in the march past was His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's son, His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Wakeel.
His Royal Highness is among the Jerudong International School students taking part in the private education cluster. Some 25 thousand people representing 148 teams are taking part in the march past divided into 15 clusters. Present to witness the rehearsal were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, the Yang Di-Pertua of Adat Istiadat Negara; Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, Second Minister of Defence; Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohd Daud, Minister at the Prime Minister's Office; Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports.
Also present was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Mohd. Nawawi bin Pehin Orang Kaya Shahbandar Haji Awang Mohd. Taha, the Private and Confidential Secretary of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Penggawa Laila Bentara Istiadat Diraja Dalam Istana Pengiran Haji Alauddin bin Pengiran Paduka Tuan Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Grand Chamberlain. This year's National Day celebration theme is Making a Success of Wawasan Negara. It aims to instil the importance of wawasan negara in every resident and at the same time achieve Wawasan Brunei 2035.
Source: Radio Television Brunei