This year's Youth Get-together and Assembly focused on Entrepreneurship and Technology. 88 successful and developing young entrepreneurs, especially those who utilise technology in their businesses as well as youths involved in voluntarism and out of the box initiatives which benefit the general community were brought to the fore during the assembly. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam graced the event at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas.
More than two thousand youths attended the gathering. During the event, His Majesty mingled with the youths from various backgrounds and different skills. The Monarch also viewed an exhibition on products made by the youths.
Accompanying His Majesty were His Majesty's sons and brothers His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al- Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office;
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; and His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah.
The Youths Get-together and Assembly this year highlights the youths' progress in four main clusters, namely Creative Economy, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development and Voluntarism. The Creative Economy Cluster showcased knowledge-based economy. The creative industry on display included architecture, designing, fashion, video, photography, publishing, computer games and electronic publications.
The Social Enterprise Cluster highlighted enterprises that bring positive effects in society capable of solving social issues related to the environment and economy.
Meanwhile, the objective of lasting or Sustainable Development is a better and more stable future for all.
The Voluntarism Cluster presented the encouraging involvement of youths in voluntary activities today. The assembly is led by youths from various backgrounds as strategic partners of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.
His Majesty's caring attention to the development of youth who are often mentioned as those who will lead the country to the heights of glory and excellence never stops. The Monarch considers youths not only as a productive group but also one that is creative and innovative. That advantage, adds His Majesty, makes them the prime driver of community and national development. The youth are hoped to shape the nation's excellence especially in the face of today's borderless era.
The theme "Belia Siaga Masa Depan", fits the celebration's concept that focuses on youth involvement in entrepreneurship and technology. In line with the explosion of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution that has developed in developed and developing countries, the country is also not left behind in facing the new era. The high technology now evolving in the community in the country is kept in balance by the Malay Islamic Monarchy Concept so that the country's youths continue to hold firmly to the noble values that are the pillars of national identity as well being latest technology literate.
The strategy of preparing 'future ready youths' is the joint responsibility of the government, private sector and Non-governmental Organisations, NGOs in the agenda of national development. Parents and society also have roles in guiding the youths by providing them with various skills, education and ways of thinking.
Before leaving the Youth Get-together and Assembly, His Majesty signed the commemorative parchment and received a Pesambah from the 14th National Youth Day Celebration Executive Committee. His Majesty's presence was a testimony of His Majesty's highest appreciation that will spur the youth to continue contributing their services towards achieving Wawasan Brunei 2035.
Source: Radio Television Brunei