Role of art in showcasing KSA’s culture highlighted

Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah called for greater efforts to develop the cultural sector, in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. (Ziyad Alfaraj/AN)
Updated 07 November 2018
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Role of art in showcasing KSA’s culture highlighted

  • Prince Badr toured the exhibition and met a number of artists, encouraging them to continue with their work actively and purposefully

JEDDAH: Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan has emphasized the important role of Saudi youth play in showcasing the Kingdom’s culture and heritage through their creativity. He also called for greater efforts to develop the cultural sector, in line with the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
The minister was speaking during a visit to Misk Art 2018.
Prince Badr toured the exhibition and met a number of artists, encouraging them to continue with their work actively and purposefully. He also attended artistic presentations and workshops, and later expressed his admiration and pride in the event.


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.