DPS Jeddah students shine in CBSE exams

Updated 07 June 2012
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DPS Jeddah students shine in CBSE exams

The students of Al-Falah International School, DPS Jeddah, has once again come out in flying colors in the recently announced CBSE Grade 10 and 12 examinations results.
Of the 55 students who appeared for the Grade 10 examinations, Darshan Udyavar, Narmit Swetal, Kashif Shuja Shahidi, Maniza Khan, Ayesha Ahmed, Asma Ansari, Nadha K Neelambra, Maria Christy Joshy, Rimsha Afnan, Juveria Asif and Saherish Farhan, scored a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 10. Eleven students scored a CGPA of 10 and 22 scored 9 or above while 12 students scored 8 0r above. Likewise, students who appeared for the Grade 12 examinations, have made it successfully with Mohammed Ammaar Khan of science stream scoring 94.6 percent marks. Pottabathini Swathi followed him with 94 percent marks.
Expressing happiness over the result, the director of the school Zia Nadvi and the academic director Humaira Naseem extended their heartfelt felicitations to the students and their teachers, who he said have brought laurels to the school.
Reiterating his commitment to deliver quality education to the students, Nadvi said the school will endeavor to retain the spirit of excellence among the students to not only withstand the razor-edge competition of the contemporary times but to cut through it.


Riyadh to host forum to observe World Heritage Day next year

Riyadh hosts the sixth National Urban Heritage Forum in April with its focus on investment opportunities in the urban heritage. (Reuters)
Updated 19 October 2018
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Riyadh to host forum to observe World Heritage Day next year

  • Forum will encourage private investment to capitalize on the country’s rich urban heritage
  • Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage hosts the forum each year in a different part of the Kingdom

RIYADH: The Saudi capital will host the sixth National Urban Heritage Forum (NUHF) next April to coincide with World Heritage Day, with its focus on investment opportunities in urban heritage.

“The four-day National Built Heritage Forum will be launched in Riyadh on April 15,” said Majed Alshadeed, a spokesman for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), on Thursday, adding that the forum will culminate on April 18, World Heritage Day. World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on April 18 with the aim of preserving the human heritage and recognizing the efforts of the relevant organizations in the field.

Organized by SCTH under the umbrella of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Cultural Heritage Program, the 6th forum will encourage private investment to capitalize on the country’s rich urban heritage.

The forum will look at developing business models in the management and development of — and investment in — urban heritage sites, as well as the development of crafts and handicrafts.

The heritage forum is organized each year by the SCTH in a different province in collaboration with the relevant governorates, municipalities and local universities, following the recommendations of the first International Conference for Urban Heritage in the Islamic Countries, which was held in Riyadh in 2010.

The first session of the NUHF was organized in Makkah province, the second in the Eastern Province, the third in Madinah province, the fourth in Asir province and the fifth in Al-Qassim province.

Next year’s forum seeks to invest the expertise, knowledge and experience that the SCTH has gained and transfer it to the four economic sectors working in urban heritage. These sectors are construction, restoration and contracting, site operation, human resources development, and services and industries related to urban heritage.

The forum will include the distribution of prizes to the projects winning the Prince Sultan bin Salman Urban Heritage Awards, exhibitions, scientific sessions, workshops and business meetings with Saudi and international experts and consultants to discuss investment opportunities in urban heritage. There will also be a specialized expo for companies and institutions working in the sectors of the economics of architectural heritage, restoration and engineering consultancy.