A SPECIAL field performance during His Majesty’s get-together with the rakyat yesterday was a drama sketch based on a traditional poem called ‘Rajang Hari’, which was written by Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien.
The colourful drama sketch was performed by a total of 467 participants, mostly college students as well as residents and ethnic groups of Tutong.
It was presented before His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the royal entourage who went around to meet the people at the Tutong Civic Hall Complex Padang.
The national theme for this year’s performance is “Menjujung Kedaulatan Raja” and the Tutong District sub theme is “Kedaulatan Raja Menjana Tamaddun Bangsa”.
The field performance encompassed five segments.
The education segment displayed a banner entitled “Pelajar Berprestasi Benteng Kokoh Kesejahteraan Bangsa”, which emphasised the role of an educated population as a strong pillar for the welfare of the people.
The segment on defence portrayed military prowess and gallantry. It showcased performances from the military cadets, police cadets and the PKBN programme participants as well as Silat and Wushu performances. This segment displayed a banner titled “Ready, Agility, Integrity”.
The segment on health depicted the people’s welfare, involving the Red Crescent Association “towards a healthy nation”.
The segment on religion highlighted the meaning of the national crest which means always doing good with guidance from Allah the Almighty.
The Tutong community together with ethnic groups displayed seven coloured banners written with the names of the ethnic groups and communities, which are Tutong, Brunei, Kedayan, Dusun, Belait, Iban and Tiong Hua enshrined in the nation’s flag.
At the end of the performance, the participants took up flip cards that read “Daulat Duli Tuan Patik”, with a voiceover containing a Doa (prayer) for continued good health of the beloved Sultan and benevolent ruler.
- Borneo Bulletin
(18 September 2013)