Pupils receive flags ahead of National Day

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A TOTAL of 1,820 miniature flags were distributed to pupils yesterday in a nationwide event for the upcoming 31st National Day celebration.

The mini flags which are to be placed on pupils’ desks were distributed to students of specific schools in each district: Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School in Brunei-Muara; Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School in Tutong; Belait Arabic School; and Pai Yuek School in Temburong.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman, distributed 600 miniature flags to the pupils at the Lambak Kanan Jalan 49 Primary School yesterday.

The deputy also toured the school and mingled with children with special needs at the Mutiara Kasih Block (Model Inclusive School). There are 38 special needs children at the school.

The primary school’s principal Hjh Noorliah Hj Aspar said the mini flags hoped to instill patriotic spirit among the students so that they would grow to respect the Sultanate. Meanwhile, present as guest of honour in Tutong was Prime Minister’s Office Permanent Secretary (Media and Cabinet) Hj Mohd Rozan Hj Mohd Yunos.

Eight hundred and fifty mini flags were distributed to pupils at Sufri Bolkiah Secondary School.

In Belait, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) Dato Seri Setia Hj Abd Aziz Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Hj Yussof was at the Belait Arabic School to present mini-flag to the 179 students of the school.

In her welcome speech, Headmistress Ustazah Hjh Noramalina Hj Md Ali said this year’s National Day theme of “Generation with a vision” alluded to a coming generation of youth with values of leadership and integrity.

“Youths or students must equip themselves with all the traits of merit (masmudah) to achieve the nation’s mission in line with the guidance from adults”, she said.

The MoRA Permanent Secretary also toured the school, inspecting the National Day themed activities by Year 5 to Year 8 students, including colouring, calligraphy, collage and posters in Arabic.

According to a Public Relations Officer at the MCYS, he said that a total of 120 mini-flags were distributed to the pupils at Pai Yuek School in Temburong.

The Brunei Times