Koo Jin Shen
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
Saturday, July 16, 2011
PRIDE was visible on the faces of the 353 uniformed cadets from 11 uniformed organisations from Brunei-Muara as they were chosen as representatives for His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan's birthday celebrations yesterday.
Cadets from various organisations such as Fire and Rescue, Police and the Armed Forces, Brunei Darussalam Red Crescent and scouts stood proudly at the Taman Haji Sir Omar 'Ali Saifuddien for his Majesty's inspection.
Md Amirulkizal Makmun, 30, led the Red Crescent group, and despite being his fourth time to participate in the Sultan's birthday festivities he still looked forward to be a part of the assembly.
First time participating as a Fire and Rescue representative, Siti Nurkhalilah Hj Abdullah, 21, said she was excited to be able to have this opportunity and described His Majesty to be a great, kind and generous leader.
Girl Guide Nurul Wafa Hj Idris, 15, said that by participating, she felt more connected to the country, that she was part of something larger.
Major Idris OKMB Hj Osman, overall person-in-charge, said the youths were proud and keen to participate. They will become examples to others as "the uniform teaches discipline", he said.
The Brunei Times -