More than a hundred students and teachers from PTEM were involved in the dazzling display of patriotism for last week’s major event in Bandar Seri Begawan.
After weeks of practice in the school’s multi-purpose hall and Taman SOAS, our students and teachers as well as over 20,000 proud Bruneians came together, despite the overcast weather, to celebrate the country’s 35th National Day.
“Menjayakan Wawasan Negara” is this year’s theme, which is to accomplish Brunei’s Vision of the 2035 aspirations. Touching on His Majesty’s Titah, the Sultan said that he had high hopes for the young generation, believing that the youth can lead the country’s development. However, His Majesty stressed that the senior citizens should not be neglected despite having a strong focus on the youth, stating that they are the ones who need more support and care.
Through rain or shine, the citizens of our fine nation gathered together to pay tribute to our king and country. The citizens are so lucky to be in a kingdom that is one of the few in the world that still retains a prosperous and loving monarchy, with our beloved His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at the helm, driving our country to greatness.
Throughout the world, how many times has an entire NATION come together and unified as one? Away from riots, protests and parades, our country possesses something unique that can only be found and treasured within the heart of Brunei. The blazing heat, the rain and the long marches are part of our country, and they are a part of you. Embrace it for all it’s worth. For all this country is worth. For all our king is worth. This is yours.