Belait Youth and Sports Dept organises Khatam Al-Quran
YOUTHS from various learning institutions in the Belait District gathered yesterday for a Khatam Al-Quran ceremony to mark the 31st National Day celebrations in Brunei Darussalam.
Organised by the Youth and Sports Department (Belait) at the Kg Pandan Mosque, the event saw the participation of some 100 youths aged between 15- and 25-years old.
In a statement to the press, the Youth Development Unit under the department said that the event’s main objective was to increase youth’s understanding on the importance of reading and understanding Al-Quran as a guide to life, while improving and strengthening mutual understanding and cooperation in youth development.
The ceremony was also seen to be in line with Brunei Darussalam’s goal to become a Zikir Nation.
The schools participating in the reading of Juz 25 during the event were Sultan Bolkiah Vocational School, Jefri Bolkiah Engineering College, Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Secondary School, Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Religious School, Sayyidina Ali Secondary School and Perdana Wazir Secondary School.
Present as guest of honour leading the readings was Belait District Officer Hj Haris Othman. Also participating was the event chairperson, Hj Zulkifli Hj Tengah, Head of the Youth and Sports Department, Belait.
The Brunei Times