The Hoisting of the Giant Sized Brunei Darussalam National Flag in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 73rd birthday celebration was held yesterday morning at the Open Area of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Complex, in the capital.
The ceremony commenced with a reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Dimuliakan Begawan Pehin Khatib Dato Paduka Awang Haji Mustafa bin Haji Murat, followed by a reading of the doa selamat. The handover of the Giant Sized Brunei Darussalam National Flag was officiated by 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 as the Advisor of the National Committee for His Majesty's 73rd birthday celebration.
The Brunei Darussalam flag was carried by a 73 member team of flag bearers made up of personnel and staff from the Fire and Rescue Department and Ministry of Home Affairs. Meanwhile, the Flag Hoisting team comprise of personnel of the Royal Brunei Navy, accompanied by the Royal Brunei Police Force band.
The Brunei Darussalam National Flag was sung by Choir Group from the Language and Literature Bureau accompanied by the Royal Brunei Police Force band. Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz then officiated the hand over the miniature sized Brunei Darussalam national flags and Posters for the Birthday Celebration Festive Celebration to Awang Misle bin Haji Abd Karim, Brunei Muara District Officer; Awang Ramlee bin Haji Jamudin, Belait District Officer; Awang Shamsul Bahrin bin Haji Mohd Hussain, Tutong District Officer and Awang Abdul Ghani bin Haji Othman, Acting Temburong District Officer. The Giant Sized Brunei Darussalam National Flag is raised at central Bandar Seri Begawan until the 31st of July. Pengirans and titled persons must hoist their personal flags while the public should raise the national flags.
Source: Radio Television Brunei