New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

People visit the newly opened gallery in Madinah to see rare pictures of holy sites on display. (AN photo)
Updated 07 December 2017
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New gallery in Madinah showcases rare pictures of holy sites

MADINAH: A new gallery showcasing rare photos of the holy sites in Makkah and Madinah was recently launched with the support from the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives.
The gallery is located near the Prophet’s Mosque. People are visiting the venue in large numbers not only to refresh their knowledge but also to gain further insight into the history of these two cities.
For the first time ever, paintings from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace Museum are showcased.
 


World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years. (SPA)
Updated 13 November 2018
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World Scouting, Saudi Arabian Scout Association discuss global assessment tool

  • The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh

JEDDAH: World Scouting, represented by the Global Support Assessment Committee (GSAT), held a meeting with the members of the secretariat of the Saudi Arabian Scout Association (SASA) at its headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday.
They discussed the final evaluation stages by using the Global Support Assessment Tool (GSAT) adopted by the World Scouting for the assessment of its member countries.
The meeting also reviewed the criteria for global evaluation and all its procedures to ensure quality.
The Saudi association joined the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) in 1963 and hosted the Arab Jamboree in Taif in 2000. There are over 50 million Scouts in the world and 28 million of them are Muslim.
SASA has been helping Hajj pilgrims for 47 years, adapting along the way to keep up with changing times and making use of new technologies.
Recently, SASA took part in the World Scout Jamboree Jota 61 on the Air and Joti 22 on the internet. The association prepared for the jamboree by setting up a radio station in its headquarters of the association in Riyadh.