Messages of Congratulations
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam received messages of congratulations from Foreign Heads of State and Government on the occasion of Brunei Darussalam's 40th National Day, 2024.
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send congratulatory messages to His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, Emperor of Japan and His Excellency Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan as well as to the Government and people of Japan on the occasion of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito, Emperor of Japan's 64th birthday anniversary.
To highlight local female artists and gather the local artists from various genres, the Zakaria Omar Arts Foundation in collaboration with the Mabohai Shopping Complex is organising a Painting Exhibition 'Cita 40, Bersatu Mencapai Cita Negara'. Held in conjunction with the 40th National Day, the exhibition was officiated on 23rd February afternoon, at the complex.
'United in Achieving National Aspirations'
The 40th National Day theme 'Bersatu Mencapai Cita Negara' or United in Achieving National Aspirations provides a comprehensive view on national spirit, independence, and development aspirations. The theme reminds the importance of cooperation with the Whole of Nation Approach for the country's development and security in this world and the Hereafter. This was among the content of the Friday Sermon titled 'United in Achieving National Aspirations.' The sermon also highlighted that as a country, the Malay Islamic Monarchy is not only simply stated in the constitution, it must be applied in the daily life and in nationhood. One of the ways to apply it is through the practice of zikir.
Preparation for Upcoming National Day Grand Assembly
The vicinity of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium is becoming livelier and well decorated for the upcoming National Day Grand Assembly, on 24th February 2024.
Passionate and Impactful Oath Reading
One of the highlight of every National Day Grand Assembly is the reading of the National Day Oath. Apart from the oath reading team, the coaches also play a vital role to ensure every participant is ready to deliver a passionate and impactful oath reading.
The Contribution of Individuals of the Independence Day Generation
It has been 4 decades since Brunei Darussalam achieved independence, and during that period, the country's citizens and residents have enjoyed various forms developments. Among those who shaped and developed the nations is the generation that was born in 1984. In commemorating the 40th National Day celebration, last night's bulletin highlighted the contribution of some individuals of the Independence Day generation.
Meaning of Independence and Consensus
Independence and consensus are important characteristics for safeguarding the sovereignty and prosperity of Brunei Darussalam. Although both are positive and constructive, they require a full and deep understanding and appreciation to achieve the country's aspirations. Several respondents from educational institutions shared their views on the meaning of independence and consensus.
Babies born during 40th National Day
The 23rd of February is meaningful for the parents who welcomed the birth of their babies, in conjunction with the 40th National Day Celebration. As of 5 this afternoon, 10 babies were born.
New 2024 Definitive Stamps
The Postal Services Department, Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications launched the New 2024 Definitive Stamps to commemorate Brunei Darussalam's 40th National Day Anniversary. The release of a new edition of stamps is to replace the ones that had been in circulation since 2007.