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Mass prayers in conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2015

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Mass prayers in conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2015
18/05/2015
In conjunction with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 2015, the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) held a thanksgiving ceremony and mass prayer at the Suri Seri Begawan Mosque in Kg Madang yesterday.
 
The ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar. Also present was Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications and in his capacity as Chairman of AITI.  The event was also attended by Members of Authority, Chief Executive of AIT, senior officials from the Ministry of Communications, AITI staff, representatives from the telecommunications industry, members of the Infocomm Federation Brunei (IFB) and members of the public.

The ceremony included the recitation of the Surah Yassin and Tahlil as well as a mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers.
 
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The theme for this year’s celebration is “Telecommunications and ICTs: Drivers of Innovation”, with 17 May marking the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. This year, 2015, also marks the 150th anniversary of the International Telecommunication Union.
 
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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) aims to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

WTISD 2015 will be celebrated on 20 May 2015 with a conference organized by AITI to share insights on telecom and ICTs as drivers of innovation.