His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzadin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, this morning graced the Get-Together and Junjung Ziarah with the citizens and residents in the Temburong District in conjunction with His Majesty's 72nd Birthday celebration. About Four thousand people attended the assembly which took place at the Temburong Civic Centre Complex Padang.
Temburong District is the third district to welcome His Majesty for such an event. Students lining up the route leading to the Civic Centre Field in the Temburong District waving miniature flags further enlivened the atmosphere.
The greeting was made livelier with the beating the hadrah to welcome the beloved Monarch.
Upon arrival His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs as the Chairman of the National Committee of His Majesty's 72nd Birthday Celebration and Awang Haji Adnan bin Haji Adam, the Acting Temburong District Officer.
Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons and brothers,
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office;
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik;
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen;
His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah;
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah; and
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah;
Three cheers of 'Daulat Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik' from the Penghulus Mukims, Village Chiefs, Heads of Branches, Committee Members and the communities in the Temburong District echoed in the air.
The Acting Temburong District Officer, representing the citizens and residents in Temburong, in the speech of gratitude and loyalty expressed that His Majesty's consent to grace the ceremony was a golden opportunity for the citizens and residents in the Temburong District.
With its theme 'Raja Prihatin, Mahkota Rakyat', the special performance was presented by more than 350 students from primary, secondary and Arabic schools as well as members of the Brunei Darussalam National Martial Arts Association, PERSIB. With the concept of the expression or display of the people's love and admiration for the Monarch, the performance portrays a manifestation of strong cooperation and unity of citizens and residents in the Temburong District in together developing the country under the His Majesty's leadership.
The traditional self-defence values showcasing the readiness of the people to protect the Monarch and Country were presented by the joint performance of the students and members of PERSIB. The people's love and admiration for the Monarch was manifested in the colourful grand finale. Three cheers 'DAULAT KEBAWAH DULI TUAN PATIK' ended the field special performance.
Prior to meeting with the citizens and residents in the Temburong District for the Get-Together and junjung ziarah, His Majesty consented to mingle with the participants as an expression of His Majesty's appreciation of their commitments, persistence and consensus as well as solid cooperation from all parties in making the performance a success.
Source: Radio Television Brunei