Al-Khozama school hosts Model UN conference in Dammam

The chief guest distributed trophies and certificates to the winners.
Updated 06 November 2017
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Al-Khozama school hosts Model UN conference in Dammam

Al-Khozama International School in Dammam hosted its 6th Model United Nations (MUN) conference recently.
Principal Jayashree Muralidhar welcomed the audience.
The event is a replica of a live UN conference. It provides high school students an atmosphere that encourages the “delegates” to embrace their role as members of the global community and thus emphasizes their commitment to peace and security. The students are given a simulated committee experience of the UN with its different bodies such as the General Assembly and Security Council.
The event was attended by chief guest Jeanine Granthem, assistant professor of environmental design in the Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University; Razi Shaikh Pareeth, deputy group manager commercial; Peter Ronald, vice principal of New Al-Wurood International School; Bushara Khadir, vice principal of New Al-Wurood International School; and Niyas C. K., head master of Al-Khozama International School. The judging panel comprised Syed Faizulla, Umar Farooq Malik and Minuri Wijay Sekra.
The chief guest distributed trophies and certificates to the winners. The best speaker in the General Assembly was Mrunalini Vijay Shankar of Al-Khozama followed by Shine Surendran of Al-Khozama and Abdulla Hussainy of New Al-Wurood in the second and third positions, respectively. The best speaker prize in the Security Council was awarded to Sheheer Ansari of New Al-Wurood followed by Mohammed Omar of Al-Yasmin International School, Riyadh and Tanush Reddy of Al-Khozama in the second and third positions, respectively.
Aswathy Sathish of New Al-Wurood was declared the best delegate in the General Assembly and Shine Surendran bagged the second position. The third position was shared between Abdullah Hussainy of New Al-Wurood and Abdullah Mohammed of International Indian School Riyadh (IISR).
The best delegate in the Security Council was Sheheer Ansari followed by Tanush Reddy and Shiya Binth Siyaz of New Al-Wurood in the second and third positions, respectively.
The first position for the overall performance was shared between boys of Al-Khozama and boys of New Al-Wurood. The second position was shared between girls of Al-Khozama and boys of Al-Yasmin. The third position was bagged by New Al-Wurood.


Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

Updated 24 May 2018
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Dhaka-bound passengers from Jeddah reach home

  • All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom, greeted passengers returning to Dhaka following a brief stay in Jeddah due to an irregular occurrence on one of its aircraft.
Flight SV3818 operating from Madinah to Dhaka on Monday diverted to Jeddah for an emergency landing due to nose gear malfunction, which became apparent mid-flight. The aircraft was an Airbus A330-200, wet-leased to Saudia.
All 141 passengers and 10 crew members onboard were evacuated safely, and were cared for by the airline’s ground operations team and airport personnel.
Upon concluding all safety and health checks, the passengers were cleared to fly the next day. The Saudia ground operations team conducted all formalities and clearances in order for the guests to fly to Dhaka at 7:30 p.m. Jeddah local time on Tuesday.
Greeting the guests at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah prior to departure was Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, along with representatives from the airline, civil aviation authority and crew.
“Saudia thanks the onboard crew, General Authority of Civil Aviation, and King Abdul Aziz International Airport control for providing their cohesive, full support and cooperation during the event,” the airline said in a statement.
The flight arrived in Dhaka at 4:48 a.m. Dhaka time on Wednesday where they were met by the Saudia country manager and the station staff.
Currently in its 73rd year of operations, Saudia is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO).
The airline currently flies to 90 destinations across four continents with a fleet of 147 narrow and widebody aircraft.
At the 2017 Skytrax Awards held at the Paris Air Show, Saudia was awarded the “World’s Most Improved Airline” of the year.