A Doa Kesyukuran and Khatam Al-Quran ceremony in conjunction with His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam's 72nd Birthday was held yesterday morning.

The ceremony began with a mass reading of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. The ceremony, which was attended by the Ministry's staff, representatives from youth associations, National Service Programme, PKBN alumni as well as graduate trainees of the Youth Development Centre, aimed to seek blessings for the safety and well-being of the country and Monarch.

The ceremony was also highlighted with a short talk titled 'Menghidupkan hati ketika ibadah Haji' delivered by Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Ajak, a speaker from Al-Minhaaj Centre.

The ceremony coincided with a presentation of donations to 11 intending Haj pilgrims and Sunat Hajat prayer to seek blessings from Allah SWT for the safety of the ministry's intending haj pilgrims.

Source: Radio Television Brunei