Senior citizens, retirees, police celebrate Eid

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MORE than 150 senior citizens and retirees in two districts yesterday celebrated Hari Raya Aidil Fitri.

In the Brunei-Muara district, the Mukim Consultative Council (MPM) of Berakas ‘B’ and the Senior Citizens Activity Centre (PKWE) held a joint celebration at the Community Hall of Lambak Kanan National Housing Scheme.

Mukim Berakas ‘B’ Penghulu Pg Hj Ali Pg Maon said the inaugural activity will further enhance the relationships among the residents in the mukim.

Pg Hj Ali also hoped more senior citizens would become members of the PKWE and be actively involved in the programmes lined up by the centre.

He also urged the residents to work together to develop the mukim as well as maintain the peace and harmony to boost the sultanate’s prosperity.

Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman was invited as the guest of honour.

Meanwhile, the Tutong District Retired Government Officers Assocation (PAKATAN) held a celebration with more than 50 of its members at the Tutong Sport Complex.

During the event, PAKATAN members handed over donations for the Orphan Funds in the district to Assistant Tutong District Officer Hj Adnan Hj Adam.

PAKATAN member Hj Selamat Hj Suaji said it was an opportunity to catch up with one another.

“The gathering allows every member under the association to share their updates and talked about their experiences before they retired,” he said.

Tutong District Officer Wardi Hj Mohammad Ali attended as the guest of honour.

Back in Brunei-Muara, the ‘D’ branch of the Royal Brunei Police Force (RBPF), led by Superintendent of Police Husaini Hj Matzin, organised a Hari Raya Aidil Aidil Fitri get-together for its police officers and staff, and their families and friends.

The day’s guest of honour was Royal Brunei Police Commissioner Dato Paduka Seri Bahrin Mohd Noor.

Also present were Deputy Commissioner of Police Hj Mohd Jammy Hj Muhd Shah Al-Islam; RBPF directors, deputy directors, senior officers and their families.

Held at the Police Headquarters’ stadium hall, the event serves as an opportunity to foster stronger understanding and relations between RBPF officers and staff, and other parties involved in creating and maintaining peace in Brunei Darussalam.

The month-long Hari Raya celebration is one of the Bruneian traditions to bring communities together to strengthen bonds and rekindle ties.

The Brunei Times