Several ministries made good use of the opportunity to hold the Qurban ceremony or Rites of Sacrifice on the third and final Tashriq day which is also the last day for holding the sacrifice this year.
The Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism and departments under it sacrificed 3 buffaloes this afternoon and distributed the meat to 100 recipients among the Ministry's staff. The meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Bin Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism.
Meanwhile, 5 buffaloes were sacrificed this morning by Kampung Kilanas Mosque Takmir Committee. The village residents received the sacrificial meat from Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Second Minister of Defence as the Second Patron of the Kampung Kilanas Mosque Takmir.
The Ministry of Health also held the Qurban or Rites of Sacrifice this year. 5 buffaloes were sacrificed and the meat distributed to more than 300 recipients comprising officers and staff of the Ministry. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar, the Minister of Health and wife distributed the sacrificial meat.
50 recipients comprising the poor and destitute from around Mukim Kota Batu received the sacrificial meat from the Prime Minister's Office this afternoon. The meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Mokti bin Haji Mohamad Daud, the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office. This year 6 buffaloes and a goat were sacrificed.
The Ministry of Education held a similar ceremony where 5 cows were sacrificed yesterday afternoon. The meat was distributed by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, the Minister of Education and Datin Seri Paduka Doctor Dayang Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, the Deputy Minister of Education to 79 eligible recipients from Mukim Kota Batu and Kampung Menunggol.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Communications held the Rites of Sacrifice and Hari Raya Aidil Adha celebration. The meat of the Sacrifice and Akikah was distributed to special recipients and orphans by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, the Minister of Communications. 8 buffaloes were sacrificed this year.
Source: Radio Television Brunei