General Authority for Entertainment chief seeks citizen participation

Updated 27 December 2016
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General Authority for Entertainment chief seeks citizen participation

RIYADH: Spelling out the objective of the General Authority for Entertainment, its chairman Ahmed Al-Khatib said the organization has been created to boost citizen’s participation in the development of its strategy and building strategic partnerships with those working in the entertainment sector in the Kingdom.
Al-Khatib said this during the workshop “Together We Build the Entertainment Sector,” which was held in Riyadh on Monday. He said the authority invited more than 130 stakeholders and investors in the entertainment sector to develop future plans and strategies with community participation, as they are “key elements and primary beneficiaries of the sector.”
He urged all who attended the workshop to share their ideas and recommendations, and expressed pride in his work with a body that targets community enrichment.
The workshop aimed to see the participation of community members in a number of subjects related to developing this new sector in the Kingdom, such as the role of the authority in supporting the sector, the future of the sector, prospects for investment, and possibilities that can be tapped into for advancement of the sector and expansion of entertainment options.
At the start of the workshop, the authority highlighted the most important accomplishments to date. This was accompanied by the launch of pilot programs that aim to measure the performance of operators in some entertainment facilities, and collect data from individuals.


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
Updated 25 September 2018
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.