The scene was set. Under beautiful skies, friendly voices filled the morning air. It was a day we had all been waiting for: The 31st National Day Celebration for the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures.
It was the Progresif’s team first National Day Celebration. We were 80 members strong. Each of us was bursting with pride and excitement to commemorate our country’s independence and show our Progresif heart for King and country. We marched before His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam along with 22,000 other patriots from government, private and public sectors, as well as students and the community of expats living here in Brunei. It was thrilling.
This year’s celebration theme, Generasi Berwawasan/Visionary Generation, struck an emotional cord with the Progresif team. To us, the event represented much more than paying tribute to our rich past. It represented a launch pad to our future. At Progresif, we feel completely aligned with His Majesty’s idea of a Visionary Generation. We are focused and energetic. Our eyes are set on the future.
Bound by a common vision to give the people of Brunei the freedom, convenience and benefit of a connected life. We want to empower the Visionary Generation to do more. We share the same creative idea of dreaming with our eyes open, and realising positive change now and in the years leading to 2035.
Remembering the wave of Brunei flags that flowed through the streets on National Day makes us appreciate how the colours black, white, red and yellow made our hearts warm. It was like an energy force. We love our homes and are thankful for the Bruneian lifestyle. At the same time, we are optimistic and positive about the future. We believe in progress. We are Progresif.