King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

King Salman arrives at a ceremony to honor winners of King Khaled Award for the year 2017 in Riyadh on Monday evening. (SPA)
Updated 13 December 2017
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King Salman honors winners of King Khalid Awards

RIYADH: King Salman on Monday evening honored the winners of the King Khalid Award for 2017.
King Salman distributed prizes to the winners of this year’s awards in three categories: Partners for development, excellence for non-profit organizations, and responsible competitiveness.
Sami Al-Harbi was awarded first prize in the “Partners for Development” category for his “Achieve Their Hope” initiative, a voluntary group started in 2014 to support cancer warriors of different nationalities and age groups in the Kingdom, morally, psychologically and socially. It works to achieve their wishes, meet their needs, and enhance psychological and social aspects for them. Abdullah Al-Hawas received the second prize in the same category for the “Kan Yama” initiative, a voluntary group that began in 2009, which aims to simplify and instill values and knowledge in children between four and 12 years. It is presented in an interesting and enjoyable way through the implementation of programs, interactive activities and useful skills workshops.
Yazid Al-Shadoukhy collected third prize for the “Path Change” initiative of the Clinic 1 group. Launched in 2015, this initiative is based on a group of qualified specialists in 10 different medical disciplines. It aims to provide free medical consultations to low-income families of all nationalities.
The chairman of the board of directors of Al-Mawaddah Society for Family Development in Makkah, Faisal Al-Samanoudi, was awarded first prize in the “Excellence for Non-Profit Organizations” category for modern management practices and the clarity of Al-Mawaddah Society’s strategy, as well as the existence of integrated management systems for the board of directors and governance regulations.
The executive director of the Osraty Charity for Family Development in Madinah, Abdul Razzaq Makhdoom, was awarded second prize in this category. The award was given for excellence in administrative work and use of technology in a professional and distinctive way, and for adopting a clear vision in the measurement of performance.
The chairman of the board of directors of Al-Kawthar Health Charity Society of Asir, Dr. Jubran Al-Qahtani, secured third place.
In the “Responsible Competitiveness” category, and to encourage private sector enterprises to adopt pioneering practices in the area of responsible competitiveness, King Salman awarded four facilities characterized by their adoption of sustainable development practices and social responsibility, and integrating these practices into their strategies.
Arabian Drilling Company won first place and the award was presented to Ali Al-Ghamdi, managing director of administrative affairs.
The Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Maaden) came second and the award was presented to Khalid Al-Madifar, chairman of the board of directors. Third place was shared between Middle East Paper Company (MEPCO) and Special Direction — Business Consultancy House.


Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

Updated 19 December 2018
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Saudi heritage chief launches Korean exhibition in Riyadh

RIYADH: Prince Sultan bin Salman, the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, officially opened an exhibition in Riyadh showcasing Korean history and culture. He was joined at the event by Professor Bae Kidong, the director general of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, and Korean Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Jo Byung-Wook.
Titled “Korean History and Culture: an Enchanting Journey to the Korean Civilization,” the exhibition — which will be at the National Museum until March 7, 2019 and is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia — features rare artifacts that showcase Korean archaeology, civilization and folklore, as well as a selection of exhibits from the Korean National Museum.
Prince Sultan said that such cooperation in the field of culture and archaeology is very important, especially since Korea has a great and ancient culture, and given its important relationship with Saudi Arabia through the years.
On behalf of the Korean government and people, Prof. Bae expressed his sincere appreciation to the Kingdom for hosting the exhibition.