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Press Release: Department of Information / Photo: Mohamad Azmi Awang Damit, Mohd. Sahrizal Haji Said, Pg. Amirulnizam Pg. Haji Mohd. Ali
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Wednesday, September 26. - The Second Post Graduate Civic Village Programme for 2018, organised by the Department of Information, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) continues with a number of briefing sessions and visits.
The fourth day of the programme continues with the Briefing Session by the Department of Adat Istiadat Negara (JAIN), Permanent Secretariat of Brunei Vision 2035, PMO and Department of Information.
During a visit to Lapau Building, JAIN, participants were briefed by Research Officer, JAIN, Awang Muhammad Zaim bin Mahmud, among others, touched on the present Lapau Building History which was completed in 1968, as well as sharing some of the most important events that have ever taken place at the building, the Opening Ceremony of the Gendang Jaga-Jaga in conjunction with the Golden Jubilee of His Majesty Paduka Seri Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam Accession to the Throne.
Subsequently, the participants had the opportunity to listen to a briefing on 'Terasul dan Bahasa Pengganti Diri Bahasa Dalam' presented by Adat Istiadat Officer, Awang Mohd Zaizul bin Haji Daud at the Theater Room, JAIN. According to him, the aim of terasul is to honour and pay homage to someone. In fact, it is only suitable for use in offcial or formal circumstances such as letters and ceremonies, both of which are customary and commonplace and make the speaker easier to know when talking to certain people.
Later in the afternoon, the participants of the Village Civic Programme listen to briefing on Brunei Vision 2035, located in the East Wing Meeting Room, PMO presented by the Senior Public Relations Officer at the Permanent Secretariat of the Brunei Vision 2035, Prime Minister Office, Awang Nazdeny Ardian bin Haji Johan.
In the briefing, he highlighted the Brunei Vision 2035 especially in terms of governance, vision and effort framework at the implementation and aspiration of the country to achieve high quality of life and a dynamic and resilient economy.
Additionally, he also explains the vision framework created to manage and monitor the nation's development agenda.
The Civic Village Programme continued at night at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex with the Brunei Darussalam Administration Structure Briefing delivered by Information Officer, Dayang Hajah Hamsah binti Datu Kerna Haji Jaya.
Briefing among others touched on the history of the early government of Brunei Darussalam; post-independence and sovereign government; Malay Islamic Monarchy in government administration; symbol of Brunei Darussalam as well as the development and achievements of the government machinery.
This Civic Village Programme is a project carried out by the Information Department through the 'Face-to-face Communication' work strategy in line with the department's vision, as one of the government's leading agencies in delivering and distributing government official information. Apart from that, the programme is also one of the platforms to equip participants to be competitive, able to meet all challenges and be able to seize job opportunities.
The briefing and the visit are one of the platforms to prepare the participants for future challenges and to prepare themselves as a visionary, quality, highly skilled and capable of self-reliance without expecting someone else's help to achieve the National Vision 2035.
A total of 50 participants took part in the village this time consisting of post-graduate institutions of the highest in the country and abroad. Participants camped for six days and five nights at the Sungai Kebun Sports Complex Hall and have the opportunity to follow various forms of village sessions including briefings and dialogue sessions, group brainstorming sessions, teamwork activities, sports and leisure activities, religious activities, charity and excursions.