The Ministry of Religious yesterday afternoon held the Khatam Al-Quran and donation presentation to orphans ceremony.

The reading of surah Al-Fatihah was led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs to commence the ceremony. It was followed by the reading of khatam verses by officers and staff of the Ministry. The Takhtim was read by officers from the Mosque Affairs Department while dikir Marhaban was read by Officers from the Syariah Affairs Department.

In the ceremony, 64 orphans of the Ministry's staff received donations presented by the Minister of Religious Affairs. Among those present were Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs, Dato Seri Setia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Awang Roslan bin Haji Taja'ah, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Administration and Finance at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary for Policy and Religion at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei