The Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Celebration organised by Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah this year presents participants from corporate entities including government-linked companies and private companies who require the services of local post graduates as well as degree holders from higher learning institutions who are still looking for employment. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha binti Al-Marhum Pengiran Pemancha Pengiran Anak Haji Mohamed Alam consented to grace the event at the International Convention Centre in Berakas yesterday morning.

Upon arriving, His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri were welcomed by Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Indera Setia Diraja Sahibul Karib Pengiran Anak Haji Idris bin Pengiran Maharaja Lela Pengiran Muda Abdul Kahar; the First Deputy Chairman of the Yayasan Board of Governors;

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doktor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti, the 2nd Deputy Chairman of the Yayasan Board of Governors;

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doktor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs and Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, the Minister of Religious Affairs as Members of the Yayasan Board of Governors;

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yusof, the Second Minister of Defence, the Chairman of the Yayasan Board of Directors and Dato Paduka Awang HAJI Eddie bin Dato Paduka Haji Sunny, the Managing Director of Yayasan.

Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons, daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters.

- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Her Royal Highness Paduka Seri Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah;

- His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik, the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah; and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Raabi'atul 'Adawiyyah;

- His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah;

- His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah;

- Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna, the Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade;

and Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Amal Umi Kalthum Al-Islam.

The event began with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah ad Doa Selamat led by the State Mufti.

In his welcoming address, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah among other matters highlighted the selection of both categories of participants this year was inline with His Majesty's aspiration to further develop the country's economy by empowering the private sector.

In expressing gratitude for the presence of His Majesty and Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri, the pupils of the Yayasan Kindergarten, TASKA, conveyed their humble thanks to Their Majesties in four languages, Malay, Arabic, English and Mandarin.

The story of Prophet Musa 'Alaihissalam in Surah Toha in Al-Quran was performed by pupils of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Primary School. It focused on not forgetting the good deeds and services of others to us no matter how small they were.

A combination of more than 130 pupils and students of the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah TASKA, Primary and Secondary Schools took part in a variety of performances during the celebration, including choir and dances.

The drama titled 'Raja Kita' of 'Our Monarch' enlivened the event further.

The 15th Hari Raya Aidil Fitri celebration organised by the Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah gave the participants the opportunity to interact with their beloved Monarch. The celebration also provided them with inspiration and motivation to carry out their respective roles. The presence of Their Majesties made yesterday's celebration and all previous similar events very meaningful and beneficial, leaving lasting impact and effect among the attendees.

Source: Radio Television Brunei