JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Thursday 7 February 2013
Last update 6 February 2013 11:50 pm
Three Saudi scholarship students at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Ireland held recently a Saudi Arabian cultural event that attracted many Irish, who expressed their admiration for Saudi food, coffee, music, history and the traditional attire, all of which was showcased at the event.
The ceremony was held with the support and the directive of the Saudi Ambassador to Ireland Abdul Aziz Aldress.
The scholarship students Musab bin Zaben, Hazem Saleh Al-Gathami and Murad Al-Zahrani, had been nurturing the idea of the ceremony since November last year, and planned to organize it with the participation of their Saudi colleagues.
The event was attended by the Saudi ambassador, the director of GMIT, and scores of GMIT students, in addition to Saudi students at the institute.
The program began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur’an by a student, Ahmed Al-Anzi, followed by a speech by the GMIT director in which he welcomed the ambassador and his entourage.
Ambassador Aldrees in his speech thanked the Saudi students and the institute for their efforts in organizing the event and endorsed their keenness to present a good image of their country outside the Kingdom. He wished them and other GMIT students much success.
The event proved to be very popular with GMIT students, staff and other visitors.