In conjunction with the 73rd Birthday of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the 73 Times Khatam Al-Quran For Senior Citizens in the country was launched yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was held at Sufri Bolkiah Mosque in Kampung Perpindahan Berakas.
The function was attended by Yang Berhormat (Retired) Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. 20 Female and 6 Male Halaqahs have been formed to read Al-Quran during the Khatam event. Among other things the event is to uphold the Titah of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan or Brunei Darussalam for the country's people to read Al-Quran consistently and also as a manifestation of the people's love for the Monarch. The 73 Times Khatam is scheduled to take place in August.
Source: Radio Television Brunei