Higher education institutes mark 32nd N-Day
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
HIGHER education institutions in the sultanate yesterday conducted the flag hoisting ceremony at their respective campuses to commemorate the 32nd National Day celebration.
The ceremony at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) was held at the compound of the Chancellor’s Hall with Vice Chancellor of UBD Datin Dr Hjh Anita Binurul Zahrina Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Wijaya Dato Seri Setia Hj Abd Aziz in attendance as guest of honour.
At Institut Teknologi Brunei’s (ITB) ceremony, Vice Chancellor of ITB Associate Professor Dr Hjh Zohrah Hj Sulaiman was guest of honour.
The national anthem of Brunei was played and sung by all in attendance, as the flag was raised, followed by the singing of “Berkibarlah Bendera” by UBD and ‘Tekad Kemerdekaan’ by ITB.
The Islamic higher education institution in Gadong, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), also had its flag-hoisting ceremony led by its rector, Dr Haji Norarfan Hj Zainal.
Meanwhile, Politeknik Brunei yesterday also held its own ceremony with the presence of Acting Assistant Director Alias Hj Abu Bakar.
The events held separately were attended by the officers and academic staffs of each institute, as well as both local and international students.
The ceremony was held to reflect the strong sense of patriotism felt by the university’s staffs and students. The flag is the outward sign of the patriotic feelings in the hearts of those at the ceremony and others throughout the universities and educational institutes.
Both Bruneians and foreign students and staff are united in celebrating this proud anniversary of the country.
The Brunei Times