The 1440 Hijrah New Year celebration continues to be held by several government agencies in the country, aimed to further glorify Major Islamic Events as well as strengthen relations amongst the staff. Yesterday afternoon, the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism held such a ceremony. The function organised by the Tourism Development Department took place at the Dewan Setia Pahlawan, at the ministry.

Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, the Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism. Also present was Pengiran Kamalrudzaman bin Pengiran Haji Mohd Ishak, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry and his deputy, Awang Haji Halidi bin Haji Mohd Salleh. The function began with the memorisation of quranic verses and its interpretation.

The function was highlighted with a special hijrah talk titled 'menghayati Hijrah Rasullulah Sallalahu Alahi Wassalam' , delivered by Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, the Acting Ra'es of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB. The function also celebrated the return of the ministry's haj pilgrims.

Source: Radio Television Brunei