Taif Rose Festival concludes with large number of visitors

A large number of citizens and expats visited the Taif Rose Festival, which was organized by the Taif Chamber of Commerce and Industry. SPA
Updated 16 April 2018
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Taif Rose Festival concludes with large number of visitors

TAIF: The 14th Taif Rose Festival that was held at Al-Radf Park and organized by the Taif Chamber of Commerce and Industry ended on Saturday, amid a large turnout of visitors on the last two days.
The festival’s head of the media committee Mohammed Saeed Al-Zahrani said the event included a number of contests and programs targeting all segments of society.
He thanked Taif acting Gov. Saad Al-Maimouni for his support and encouragement for all events and activities in the province, expressing his appreciation to all the efforts exerted by governmental and non-governmental bodies and all Taif rose exhibitors who contributed directly to the festival’s success.
Al-Zahrani said the festival implemented a number of training sessions, including “producing essential oils commercially,” “barcode base and its applications for beginners” and “barcode base and its applications for professionals,” that were held at the headquarters of the Chamber, in the context of the festival’s economic course.
He added that many cultural shows, plays and folklore shows were held at Al-Radf Park under the supervision of the Taif Cultural and Arts Society.
The festival’s visual arts’ contests witnessed for the first time the participation of more than 200 artists in the contest of “roses through the eyes of artists”. The 200 artists included people from the inside and outside of Taif and from the Gulf.
He confirmed that Taif Chamber, the organizer of the festival, made sure to develop the programs and events of the 14th Rose Taif Festival, as it carries the identity of Taif. The Chamber upgraded a number of contests including “roses through the eyes of Artists,” “best rose farm,” “roses through the lenses of photographs” and “roses poet.” The Chamber upgraded the “roses championship” for football in cooperation with the General Sports Authority (GSA), and implemented other events including contests, folk shows, rose poetry evenings and plays.


Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

Muslim World League Secretary-General Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa distributes aid packets among poor families in Comoros. (SPA)
Updated 18 min 47 sec ago
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Comoros minister praises Muslim World League's development work

  • The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032
  • The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago

Comoros’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hamid Karhila, has commended the development efforts carried out by the Muslim World League (MWL) in his country. 

He also expressed his government’s gratitude to the MWL for its initiative launched by Secretary-General Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa.

Karhila said during a visit to the headquarters of the International Association for Relief, Care and Development (IARCD): “The new Comorian government aims to keep this cooperation with the MWL. This would help achieve more developmental and humanitarian projects that serve the Comorian people.”

Secretary-General of the IARCD Abdul Aziz Sarhan said: “The Muslim World League will continue to provide assistance and stand with the needy in all countries around the world.”

Sarhan said that the association carried out various humanitarian, medical and relief projects in the Comoros at a cost of SR10,916,645. These projects benefited 1,104,969 people between 2006 and 2017.

The league’s contribution to the medical field totaled SR6,948,032, which benefited 971,333 people. 

The league established six educational institutes more than 30 years ago. These institutes graduated thousands of students who occupy some of the highest positions in the Republic of the Comoros.

The MWL is also building a mosque at a cost of SR200,000 and working on the construction of an artesian well that cost SR130,000, as well as two surface wells at a cost of SR20,000.