Global Village Expo Kicks Off at Dar Al-Hekma Today

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Maha Akeel, Arab News

Published — Sunday 21 May 2006

Last Update 21 May 2006 3:00 am

JEDDAH, 21 May 2006 — Dar Al-Hekma College has chosen India for its global village exhibition today and tomorrow.

The wife of the Indian consul general in Jeddah is inaugurating the “Incredible India Exhibition” today with Dr. Suhair Qurashi, the dean of Dar Al-Hekma College.

The exhibition will open at 12 noon and remain open until 4 p.m. Today is reserved for women and students while tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. is for invited families and will be attended by the Indian Consul General Ausaf Sayeed, who will present the lucky draw prize to one of the exhibition’s participants. The grand prize is a trip to India.

“The exhibition covers many aspects of India,” said Dr. Chama Rahim, course instructor and organizer of the exhibition. There will be eight sections, one each featuring industry, tourism, population, agriculture, education, transportation and communication, arts and crafts and one for two cities — Bombay and Delhi.

Fifty-nine students worked on the project throughout the semester, doing their research for the paper on their chosen topics. At the same time, they were collecting items for the exhibition and creating the layout.

A panel of five judges will evaluate the eight sections of the exhibition to determine the winning one based on selected criteria. There is also a “people’s choice” award for the people’s favorite section.

A lucky draw will also be made by the Indian consul general. The prizes include a trip to India.

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