Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) officiated the Mahrajan Hafl Al-Takharruj, or convocation festival, at UNISSA’s Sinaut Campus in Tutong District. Upon arrival, the Crown Prince was welcomed by Minister of Education Datin Seri Setia Dr Hajah Romaizah binti Haji Mohd Salleh, Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, and UNISSA’s Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal. The event commenced with religious readings led by Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar.
The Crown Prince delivered a speech and watched a launch video themed ‘Transforming the Future of Modern Agriculture and Halal Food Security: Mastering New Horizons,’ underlining UNISSA’s commitment to modernizing agriculture while ensuring halal food compliance. His Royal Highness toured an exhibition at the Faculty of Agriculture and the Halalan Thayyiban Research Centre, inspecting students’ projects related to agricultural waste processing and genetically modified food.
He planted a bucida sapling, known as a prayer tree, at the Aquaculture Pond Area and witnessed students releasing freshwater fish. The Crown Prince visited the Herb House, showcasing herbal plants, including traditional ulam-ulaman, and explored exhibits on urban farming concepts and modern growing techniques. He also examined the Halal Innovation Research Showcase and launched 31 books across various fields.
Throughout the Mahrajan Hafl Al-Takharruj festival, numerous activities are planned, including a fishing competition, workshops, and exhibitions, aiming to celebrate student accomplishments. The public is invited to visit the festival until August 25 at UNISSA’s Sinaut Campus. The Mahrajan Hafl Al-Takharruj Festival is an annual event that marks the completion of students’ studies and precedes the UNISSA Convocation Ceremony on August 30.