BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb 23 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): Bodily progress should be accompanied by religious progress with the intention to fulfil the nation’s wants, stated 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 in his titah from Istana Nurul Iman final night to mark Brunei Darussalam’s thirty seventh Nationwide Day.
His Majesty stated regardless of a special sort of celebration this yr, “we ought to be grateful to Allah the Almighty for His will to permit us to have a good time the event”.
Brunei Darussalam is witnessing a scaled-down Grand Meeting at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien within the capital immediately, as a precautionary measure in opposition to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Allow us to not neglect that Nationwide Day just isn’t merely a celebration, however a time to recollect and to mirror on the worth of independence. It’s not one thing you should buy; it comes fully from Allah the Almighty,” the monarch added.
His Majesty stated independence has taught us a whole lot of issues, and amongst them, how one can develop ourselves and the nation, as an example, “from being idle to hardworking, from gradual to quick, and being backward to being progressive”.
This, the monarch careworn, is the principle purpose that an impartial nation ought to be aiming at.
“An impartial nation shouldn’t be negligent or be gradual to behave as a result of the surroundings just isn’t static however ever-changing. This variation is what we name progress. An impartial nation should hold abreast of growth with the intention to obtain progress,” His Majesty added.
The monarch stated progress equates to bodily and religious growth, the place bodily growth might be achieved by way of know-how and hardwork whereas religious growth might be grasped by way of studying and non secular practices.
“That is our approach of attaining independence, by producing bodily growth in tandem with religious growth,” His Majesty added.
The monarch stated each bodily and religious growth should go hand in hand to fulfil the nation’s wants. Thus, “we should have high quality human capital that’s decided and educated in worldly and religious points in addition to succesful in assembly all challenges”.
Earlier than concluding the titah, His Majesty prolonged his appreciation to all members and committee members who’re coming collectively in guaranteeing the success of the thirty seventh Nationwide Day celebration, in addition to prolonged his due to all residents, the general public sector, safety businesses, volunteers and people within the personal sector and prayed for all of Brunei to stay below the safety of Allah the Almighty. – The Borneo Bulletin/ANN