National Service Programme Training Camp

From the Parade Ground, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam proceeded to Block One of the PKBN Training Camp for the junjung ziarah session with the members of the PKBN Alumni Association Administrative Committee. His Majesty also got together and interacted with the programme's 7th intake trainees and their family members.

Immediately after arrival, His Majesty signed a commemorative plaque. The establishment of the PKBN Alumni was by the consent of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. It is hoped to act as a platform for former trainees to continue contributing their services to the nation aside from instilling and developing the culture of helping one another among the younger generation at the district and national levels. This indirectly helps to expand the achievement efficacy of the PKBN objective. The PKBN Alumni is also involved in youth exchange programmes abroad and entrepreneurship after completing the programme.

His Majesty then proceeded to the luncheon with the recipients of the PKBN awards. His Majesty in his titah often expresses his hope for the PKBN trainees to be able to act as dynamic and progressive agents of change, and become youths who are sensitive and understand the role required of them to contribute towards nation development and progress in together upholding every vision and objective of the country.

Prior to the get-together ceremony with the trainees and their families, His Majesty planted a Manila Palm tree and signed the PKBN Training Camp Green Park project plaque. At the multipurpose hall, His Majesty signed the PKBN commemorative book and received a Pasambah.

His Majesty then received junjung ziarah from the PKBN 7th intake trainees and their family members. Throughout the programme at the Training Camp, the trainees were exposed to the programme's four main components designed with the Bruneian mould, namely the components of self-esteem, nationhood and religion, discipline and physical training, entrepreneurship and community service. Leadership and management aspects were also given serious attention in the programme especially in the aspect of financial and business management, as an encouragement and to build up the youths in becoming entrepreneurs who can positively contribute to nation development.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports with other government agencies strategic partners will ensure the PKBN continue to be relevant and has a role, in improving the quality of the existing training, ensuring a line-up of trainers who are truly effective and trained so that all investments carried out are worth it and can achieve the objective of the ministry and Wawasan Negara 2035. 140 supervisors, trainers, medical officers and facilitators from the Royal Brunei Land Force, Royal Brunei Police Force, Fire and rescue department, Internal Security Department, Outward Bound Brunei Darussalam, Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, professional volunteers and PKBN alumni are working together in conducting the training.

The Monarch in his titah once emphasised, that the training provided in the form of discipline, nationhood, spiritual, entrepreneurship, community and understanding of the Malay Islamic Monarchy continues even when the trainees have completed the programme and left the training camp. The Monarch would like to see the trainees continuously practise and contribute their services to the family, society and country, equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience gained while in training.

His Majesty's visit to the PKBN Training Camp clearly shows the Monarch's desire to see the programme's capabilities in shaping optimistic and highly skilled youths and subsequently become a truly valuable national asset.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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