The culmination event of this year's National Family Day, HKK celebration is the 'Riadah Keluarga Harmoni' or Harmonious Family Recreation which will be held on the 4th of August at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien, in the capital. In this regard, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports requests for all levels of society to understand and assimilate the message as well as objective of the HKK to make the National Family Day as a platform to strengthen and raise awareness on the importance of love in line with this year's theme "Keluargaku Harapanku" or My Family, My Hope. Datin Paduka Dr. Hajah Norlila binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Jalil wo is also the Co-Secretary of the National Family Day 2019 celebration Executive Committee stated this while chairing the media conference yesterday afternoon.

Datin Paduka Dr. Hajah Norlila said that family acts as a safety net from the aspect of loving support, attention and financials especially when family members are faced with problems. In this matter, the strong bonding as well as support amongst family members are believed and have been proven to provide assurance to the family in addressing any problems faced by family members and able to find the best solutions for them. Thus, the theme My Family, My Hope is hoped to inject familial spirits among the society and not to turn their backs on any family members who are facing problems or difficulties.

This year's National Family Day celebration covers five main events namely the Kesyukuran Ceremony, Mass Fardhu Maghrib and Isyak Prayers, Reading of Surah Yassin, Tahlil and Doa Kesyukuran; The Anakku Kesayanganku ceremony; Harmonious Family Recreation; Family Gathering Ceremony; and the Loving Family Promotion Campaign. During the media conference, Awang Haji Mohd Serudin bin Haji Timbang, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Religious Affairs touched on the Kesyukuran Ceremony, Mass Fardhu Maghrib and Isyak Prayers, Reading of Surah Yassin, Tahlil and Doa Kesyukuran which will be held simultaneously in the four districts.

This year's HKK is jointly organised by the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports in collaboration with various government and private agencies, corporate bodies and non-government organisations including at the grassroots level. To support and further enliven this year's National family Day celebration, restaurants and eateries are welcomed offer various family-themed promotions and packages THIS SUNDAY. Shopping centres and supermarkets are also welcomed to hold family-themed conditional sales throughout May and June. Further information can be obtained at bit.ly/pengecualianJPKE; and businesses can participate in the National Family Day Sales 2019 throughout the month of August this year. This afternoon's event ran concurrently with the handing over of the National Family Day 2019 posters.

Source: Radio Television Brunei