NATIONAL SAVINGS DAY
His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Senior Minister at the Prime Minister Office, as the Chairman of Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), during the Official Opening Ceremony for AMBD Day 2015 has proclaimed 28th May 2015 as the inaugural National Savings Day. In conjunction with the National Savings Day this year, the theme is "Financially Literate Generation", which reflects the goal to raise a generation that is equipped with real-life skills and is financially independent.
Savings culture is a commendable habit that should be inculcated in every individual especially at a young age. As the Malay proverb goes, "Sediakan Payung Sebelum Hujan", the savings fund can be utilized in times of financial need especially during emergencies and in unexpected situations.
The Meaning behind the logo for National Savings Day
Three colours are used in the logo to reflect the importance of instilling financial management concepts into individuals, and also to reflect a background of a strong and stable financial sector.
The stack of coins reflects the financial industry in the country. The quantity signifies the ten denominations of the Brunei Dollars issued by AMBD, i.e. BND 1, BND 5, BND 10, BND 20, BND 25, BND 50, BND 100, BND 500, BND 1,000 dan BND 10,000.
3. Simpur Leaves
The Simpur leaves were chosen to signify the national flower of Brunei Darussalam and also to represent Brunei Darussalam's culture. Savings culture is one that should be instilled in all the citizens and residents in this country. The number of leaves also carries its own significance, whereby it represents four main purposes of money as follows:
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