HM’s Birthday committees urged to plan for attractive programmes

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THE National committees for His Majesty’s upcoming 70th birthday celebrations are urged to put greater emphasis on the essence of the programme, so that it could attract more crowds.

During the first meeting yesterday at the Community Hall Complex in Tutong, the Acting Tutong District Officer Hj Adnan Hj Adam said that appointed committees must plan wisely in identifying events that can brighten and enhance the excitement of the upcoming celebrations.

“Based on the previous meeting held in the capital on February 18, the national committees were reminded to concentrate on the programmes that could attract more people,” said Hj Adnan

He also wanted to see programmes that could strengthen the social unity within the community.

“The committee should continuously identify new programmes that could attract people to come and also to organise events that could unite people together.

“This can be achieved by inviting government officials, students, youth associations, private sectors, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), Village Consultative Councils (MPK) as well as member of the public to get involved in the programmes held during the celebration,” he said

The Acting District Officer further added that the construction and installation of ornaments and equipment such as gates and lights as well as raising of banners will also be implemented.

He said since the celebration is expected to be held during Hari Raya festivities, the committee should make a preliminary plan and take consideration on school term and public holidays to ensure all the events will be conducted successfully.

“Hopefully, the stage performances and evening events will receive accentuate responds from the public as well as able to improve the involvement of the entire community in the district and also visitors from other districts,” he said.

Aspects of the celebration such as the meet and greet session with His Majesty and venues for the events as well as displays were discussed.

Other aspects such as general entertainment, festive stalls and performances were also on the agenda.

Among the attendees during the meeting were Legislative Council (LegCo) members, Yang Berhormat Orang Kaya Jaya Putera Dato Paduka Hj Md Taha Abdul Rauf, Yang Berhormat Hj Ramli Hj Lahit, officers from the Home Affairs and Religious Affairs and head village

The Brunei Times