Bangladesh Embassy celebrates I-Day with fervor

Deputy Governor of Riyadh Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman and Bangladeshi Ambassador Golam Moshi cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.
Updated 03 April 2019

Bangladesh Embassy celebrates I-Day with fervor

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Riyadh recently celebrated its 49th Independence and National Day with enthusiasm and festivity.

A number of programs were organized to mark the day, including a reception hosted by the Bangladeshi Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Golam Moshi, at the Cultural Palace in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter.

The event was attended by Deputy Governor of Riyadh Prince Mohammed bin Abdulrahman as the chief guest, in addition to a number of ambassadors, diplomats, Saudi officials and businessmen.

The Bangladeshi ambassador and the deputy governor cut a cake to celebrate the occasion.

In his speech, Moshi said that Bangladesh has achieved independence after a nine-month-long bloody struggle for liberation under the leadership of “father of the nation” Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He paid homage to the sacrifices of 3 million martyrs, freedom fighters and their bereaved families who endured unimaginable hardships during the liberation war.

The ambassador thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who “extended their support and facilitated the well-being of Bangladeshi expatriates in the Kingdom.”

“Saudi Arabia is Bangladesh’s tested friend and both the countries have strong brotherly relations since long. The relationship has grown by the day in different sectors over the years,” Moshi said.

“Saudi Vision 2030 has prompted Bangladesh to explore new areas of engagement with Saudi Arabia in the fields of education, agriculture, power and infrastructure,” he added.

The ambassador lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her efforts to implement Bangabandhu’s “Golden Bengal” dream and to transform Bangladesh into a developed country by 2041. 

“Thanks to Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership, Bangladesh has become a middle-income country and has achieved tremendous development in many areas. Bangladesh is now a role model for many countries in the world,” Moshi said.

SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Updated 22 April 2019

SADAFCO program highlights importance of milk

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (SADAFCO) recently launched a Kingdom-wide awareness program across public and private schools. The program aims to educate students about the importance of milk as an easy and nutritious solution to support their active lifestyles and nurture growth.

Under the slogan “Healthy Eating Equals Better Health,” SADAFCO will collaborate with trained educators who will visit primary schools to talk about the importance of milk for children’s health and bodies. The program will run until the end of April and aims to reach at least 500,000 girls and boys.

“We acknowledge the nutritional challenges children commonly face, especially in the Middle East, where obesity rates are reported to be more than 50 percent,” said Gabriel Predescu, marketing manager at SADAFCO. “Students in primary schools are generally very active and as a result, their nutritional needs are very high. That’s why, at SADAFCO, we believe that this program will be instrumental in demonstrating the importance of milk in a healthy balanced diet and allow the kids of today to contribute to the development of this great nation.”

In order to encourage students to participate in the program, SADAFCO is also holding an online competition, where the students draw the benefits of drinking milk and share their drawings on social media. Fifty winners will be rewarded with new bicycles from SADAFCO. 

“Milk is recognized as being one of the most nutritious liquid foods available. It contains 14 out of the 18 nutrients humans need, including vitamins, proteins, fats, sugars and carbohydrates,” said Sara Alshehri, event and social media manager at SADAFCO. “We made sure to deliver the message to the students using their language and in an entertaining manner to boost healthy habits among them.”

SADAFCO is a publicly listed company producing dairy and foodstuff products under the Saudia brand name since 1977, a year after the company was formed. Saudia enjoys being one of the market leaders in the Kingdom in the production of tomato paste, ice cream and milk.

Based in Jeddah, SADAFCO operates sales and distribution depots in 24 locations across Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan and Kuwait. Saudia products are also exported to several countries in the MENA region.