Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Rashidah Sa'adatul Bolkiah binti His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah yesterday morning graced a Happy Family: Peaceful and Prosperous Country 2019 Conference organised by the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council and hosted by Brunei Darussalam Women's Graduate Association. The ceremony took place at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
Upon arrival, Her Royal Highness were greeted by Datin Hajah Siti Hajar binti Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Awang Mohd Yusof, President of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council; Pengiran Datin Paduka Hajah Mariam binti Pengiran Haji Matarsat, First Vice President of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council; Datin Hajah Masni binti Haji Awang Mohammad Ali, Second Vice President of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council; and Pengiran Hajah Zabaidah binti Pengiran Haji Kamaludin, President of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Graduate Association.
Also attending the function were Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Majeedah Nuurul Bolkiah binti His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Ambassador at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The function began with the reading of Surah Al-Fatihah was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim bin Awang Haji Besar.
The one day conference highlighted various relevant issues and aspects that should be given attention by family members in strengthening a household. President of the Brunei Darussalam Women's Council in her opening remarks among other things highlighted that the conference was organised in conjunction with the National Family Day 2018, which is one of the programme under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports towards upholding His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's titah in 2012.
Her Royal Highness then officiated the Happy Family Conference.
Islam emphasized on three important foundation towards shaping a happy family. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti in his keynote address underlined the responsibility of a father towards the children, such as giving his child a good name upon birth; teaching them Al-Quran at their early age and to marry them when there is a candidate.
Doa Kesyukuran was read by Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim.
The conference aimed to identify the characteristics of a knowledgeable and educated happy family; to apply the knowledge and carry out responsibility towards achieving a happy family; as well as to identify the effectiveness in implementing and enforcing laws related to family. The conference is hoped to raise awareness on the importance of executing family responsibility as required by the solemnisation law and family relations, apart from bringing solution as a society.
Source: Radio Television Brunei