3 August 2019 – His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam graced the National Youth Day 2019 celebration in which UTB graduates took part in showcasing their products. The celebration was held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Berakas.
Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office; His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Malik; His Royal Highness Prince Mohamed Bolkiah; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Jefri Bolkiah; and other members of the royal family.
Upon arrival, His Majesty was greeted by the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Honourable Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, as the Chairman of the National Youth Day 2019 Celebration Executive Committee.
His Majesty consented to tour the booths of the youth entrepreneurs at the Main Conference Hall of ICC for the Youth Get-Together and Assembly. With this year’s theme on “Future Ready Youth” which is centre around the concept of Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Youth Get-Together and Assembly showcased four main clusters at the event, Creative Economy; Social Enterprise; Volunteerism; and Sustainable Development in which UTB participated in.
At the showcase, UTB was affiliated with a start-up called Pixelated, which is an indie mobile gaming development studio that creates mobile application games and 3D animation projects founded by a UTB graduate, Yang Mulia Mohamad Izzuddin bin Haji Md Hussin who graduated in Higher National Diploma (HND) in Internet and Multimedia Development back in 2011. Other than creating and releasing games on iOS AppStore and Google PlayStore, Pixelated also has worked with other organisations and institutions such as Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI), Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD) and Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in developing applications and training.
Another three students who will be graduating this year from Computer Network and Security programme, Yang Mulia Awang Dhiya Ul Mahzhuzh bin Haji Ahmad; Yang Mulia Muhammad Yusri bin Md. Yusop; and Yang Mulia Dayang Hafizah Diyana binti Awang Haji Anuar showcased their projects called Automated Paddy Watergate and Water Distribution; Peatland Water Level Management; and Alternate Wetting and Drying respectively in partnership with Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry (AITI).
As for Young Scientist category, two graduating students from UTB were being selected. Yang Mulia Awang Abdul Hafiz bin Abdul Wahab from Mechatronic Engineering programme with a project called SPOTGENIC (Plant Disease Detection System) that is capable of detecting early symptoms of disease in a plant by observing the decolourisation of the plant’s leaves via an image processing algorithm; and Yang Mulia Awang Muhammad Nur Al-Hafiz bin Haji Hamidi from Computing with the project named Stroke Recovery Tool using Arduino for Stroke Rehabilitation that involves the development of a cost-effective game prototype for upper limb rehabilitation of stroke patient which involves maneuvering an in game plane across obstacles.