As the country entered the last day of Tasyrik, various parties in the country continue to organise Korban or rites of sacrifice and aqiqah to earn blessings and forgiveness from Allah Subhanahu Wata'ala.
Yesterday afternoon, the Ministry of Home Affairs and its departments held such the Korban Ceremony and Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration at the Municipal Department in the capital. 65 underprivileged recipients comprising the ministry's staff received the sacrificial meat. From Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, Minister of Home Affairs.
Meanwhile, 9 buffaloes and one goat were sacrificed in a similar ceremony organised by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah yesterday afternoon at the Islamic Arts and Calligraphy Centre in Jalan Perdana Menteri. Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Second Minister of Defence as Chairman of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Board of Directors, presented the sacrificial meat to participants and representatives who will distribute the meat to the poor and destitute. The function coincided with the donation presentation for the Pengiran Muda Mahkota Al-Muhtadee Billah Fund for Orphans, DANA from Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Workers Welfare Body and Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Workers Khairat Fund. The donation was received by Doctor Nor Imtihan binti Haji Abdul Razak, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Development as Acting Managing Director of Yayasan and Acting Chief Executive Officer of DANA.
Source: Radio Television Brunei