The Language and Literature Bureau, 6th April night, held a Pantaran Sastera Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka 2019: Semarak Sastera Merdeka or Language and Literature Bureau Literary Stage 2019: Glorifying Literature of Independence in conjunction with the 35th Brunei Darussalam National Day celebration. The function which is also in celebration of World Poetry Day was held at the Language and Literature Bureau Exhibition Hall in Bandar Seri Begawan.

Present was 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. Also present was Datin Paduka Doctor Hajah Norlela binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

Through the Pantaran Sastera DBP, the artistes can use poetry, odes and quatrains which are dynamic literature knowledge, as platforms to spark the love for the country and race. Meanwhile World Poetry Day which was declared in 1999 aimed to uphold the drive for reading, writing and publishing poetry worldwide. The Pantaran Sastera Activity is hoped to unite arts enthusiasts and literature activists in together expressing the spirit of nationalism and love for the country, race and religion.

Source: Radio Television Brunei