Organization of Islamic Cooperation devising policies to ensure welfare of the elderly

Updated 25 April 2018
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Organization of Islamic Cooperation devising policies to ensure welfare of the elderly

  • OIC member states of the OIC recognize that the efforts on the issues of senior citizens are still limited

Riyadh: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and its associated bodies are exploring ways to develop a strategy to ensure the well-being of elderly population across the Muslim world. 
In this regard, the OIC organized the two-day workshop in cooperation with Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC).
The member states of the OIC recognize that the efforts on the issues of senior citizens are still limited and they are working to help the elderly lead a dignified life.
In a speech delivered on behalf of OIC Secretary-General Dr. Yousef bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the organization’s Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian, Cultural and Social Affairs Hesham Youssef said the workshop seeks to discuss ways to achieve the well-being of elderly people and to ensure their welfare. 
The OIC chief also acknowledged the efforts made by the older generation in building their respective nations.  


Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

Saudi Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses. (SPA)
Updated 25 September 2018
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Digital-screen buses aim to boost Saudi patriotism

  • King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6

RIYADH: To mark the National Day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs organized a wide range of activities, including a display of Saudi leadership’s visuals on digital-screen buses, as well as cars distributing gifts among citizens and expats in Riyadh and other cities.
Under the directives of Minister of Islamic Affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, more than 28 million text messages are being sent through the Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to promote national values.  The move is taken in cooperation with the General Directorate for Scientific and Intellectual Awareness.
Separately, authorities said recently that “King Abdul Aziz International Competition for Memorizing the Holy Qur’an” will be held at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah on Oct. 6.
Commenting on the event, Al-Asheikh praised King Salman for his special care and attention for the competition. Al-Asheikh said the contest it aimed to encourage Muslims to memorize, recite and interpret the holy book. He noted that the ministry has completed its preparations to receive participants for the competition.