Politeknik Brunei celebrates His Majesty’s Golden Jubilee
Thursday, 19 October 2017
THE special exhibition entitled ‘Pemimpin Sepanjang Zaman’ held in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee Celebration of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Accession to the Throne continues until today. The event is jointly organised by Politeknik Brunei’s (PB) Department of General Studies (Islamic Education and MIB Studies), Student Affairs Department, and Student Council, together with the cooperation of the Brunei History Centre, Information Department and Kolej International Graduates Studies (KIGS).
The exhibition was officially launched yesterday by Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar, the Acting Assistant Director of PB.
The deputy co-chairperson of the event, Hajah Norhayati binti Haji Latif, in her opening remarks said, “With this exhibition, it is hoped that the students and staff of PB will celebrate the glorious history of our beloved monarch, in appreciation of the leadership and great contributions of His Majesty’s 50-year reign over the country.”
She added that among the main objectives of the exhibition “is to further reinforce the Malay Islamic Monarchy (MIB) concept as an enduring custom in the development of the nation, especially among the students of Politeknik Brunei. In addition, the task of setting up the exhibits should also instil the spirit of patriotism, love and loyalty to His Majesty, along with love for one’s country and feelings of solidarity towards its progress.”
Alias bin Haji Abu Bakar, the Acting Assistant Director of PB, looking at an exhibit on display. – PHOTOS: JAMES KON
The opening ceremony was further enlivened with traditional dances and poetry recitals by the students of PB. The Acting Assistant Director of PB presented tokens of appreciation to the students who created the poster exhibits, as well as to representatives from several government agencies.
The ‘Pemimpin Sepanjang Zaman’ exhibition is a showcase of the development and progress that took place during His Majesty’s 50-year reign, with particular emphasis on economic, religious, societal and historical aspects.
A student in a poetry recital performance
Article by: By James Kon, Borneo Bulletin
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