In his address during the honoring ceremony, Al-Ruqi praised the bravery of the honoree, as well as his dedication and responsible demeanor, which allowed him to rescue an old man in the Aldokland River, Melbourne. The man was near drowning due to a heart attack and was being swept away by the strong current. Al-Ruqi said: “This noble act of chivalry reflects the nobility of the Saudi people, and their dedication to extend a helping hand to anyone who needs it.”
For his part, Al-Mohimeed expressed his heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the charge d’affaires for the honor, stressing that his heroic deed incarnates the deeply rooted values and principles of Saudi youth.
The ceremony was also attended by the undersecretary of the Australian Ministry of Education and family members of the Australian man, who extended their thanks and appreciation for the Saudi student’s courageous deed.
Also present were Dr. Hesham Khadawardi, Saudi cultural attache to Australia; Counselor Saad Bin Nasser Al-Asmari; Col. Sami Al Mutairi, military attache; as well as heads of departments and members of the embassy and Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Australia.