The main focus of this year's National Family Day is on the problem of drug abuse that contributes to the increase of domestic violence and jeopardises the harmony and well-being of the family institution. The Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports stated the matter at the Media Conference this afternoon. Awang Haji Amer Hamzah bin Pehin Orang Kaya Amar Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Zakaria, as the Joint Secretary of the National Family Day Celebration 2018 Executive Committee, said that among the celebration's objectives is to raise awareness on the importance of love among the family in generating happiness as well as harmony in the family and household. Also shared was the format and activities lined up for the celebration.
The National Family Day Celebration 2018 will start off with a Kesyukuran ceremony coinciding with a mass Fardu Maghrib and Isyak prayers, Reading of the Surah Yaasin, Tahlil and Special National Family Day Doa on Thursday, 3rd of May from 5.45 in the afternoon simultaneously at all mosques in the four districts. The foci of the ceremony will be at four main mosques namely Hassanal Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Mentiri for the Brunei Muara District; Pengiran Anak Mohamed Alam Mosque in Kampung Sengkarai for Tutong District, Mohamad Jamalul Alam Mosque for Belait District and the Mohammad Salleh Main Mosque for Temburong. The culmination of the celebration is the harmonious Family Cycling Recreation which will take place on Sunday, 6th of May at Taman Sir Muda Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien at 7 in the morning.
The media conference ran concurrently with the handing over of the National Family Day Posters by Dayang Hajah Noorashidah binti Haji Aliomar, Acting Director of Information to Awang Haji Amer Hamzah, who then handed over the posters to district officers and ministry representatives.
Source: Radio Television Brunei