Four local charity bodies each received $25,000 donation derived from proceeds of the special screening of the documentary “Prince Azim: Son of the Arts,” which premiered nationwide last July and August 2021.
Consented to grace the handover ceremony held recently at Istana Nurul Izzah were His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen; Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah and Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen presented a mock cheque amounting to $25,000 to Chairman of YASKA (Yayasan Kanser Kanak – Kanak) Haji Mohd Suffian Haji Zainal.
His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen also handed a mock cheque of $25,000 to Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan Al – Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Binti Pengiran Haji Abd Momin.
Meanwhile, Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah presented a mock cheque amounting to $25,000 to President of SMARTER Brunei Pengiran Zamri Pengiran Haji Bujang.
Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzilah Lubabul Bolkiah also handed over a mock cheque of $25,000 to Chairman of Persatuan Kanak – Kanak Cacat (KACA) Dato Paduka Haji Zainal Haji Momin.
Present to witness the event were Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Muda Bahar and Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Suami Abdullah Nabil Mahmoud Al-Hashimi.
On hand to present the mock cheques to Their Royal Highnesses for the handover to the four respective charity bodies was Progresif’s Chief Executive Officer Hajah Nurul Haniah Haji Jaafar.
The four charitable organisations were Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim’s most cherished, and whom the late prince unwaveringly supported during his lifetime.
The raising of funds was achieved from the cumulative collection of proceeds from the documentary’s premiere held at the Empire Cinema on 29 July 2021, and later screenings held at Times Cineplex locations in the Empire, Tutong, and Kuala Belait districts on 31 July and 1 August 2021.
Further screenings were held at the Jerudong International School’s (JIS) Arts Centre on 7 and 8 August 2021.
The then scheduled continuance of screenings was unexpectedly interrupted due to the resurgence of COVID-19 last August in Brunei.
Information regarding the rescheduled screening dates at Jerudong International School Art Center will soon be announced on Progresif’s social media channels.
The premiere of the special documentary was supported by Progresif as the appointed official Marketing and Event Partner, Times Cineplex and JIS Arts Centre as venue partners, and D’Sunlit and Aewon Brunei as the sponsors-in-kind.
THE BRUNEIAN | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN