Indian Republic Day: Pride, excitement

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Updated 01 February 2013
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Indian Republic Day: Pride, excitement

Al-Falah International School celebrated the 64th Republic Day of India through a function organized at the school premises in Jeddah.
It was the day on which the constitution of India came into force and India became a truly sovereign country.
The excitement was palpable as the students and the staff of the boys’ and the girls’ sections remembered India’s illustrious history, rich culture and heritage.
In the boys’ section school Director Zia Nadwi unfurled the national flag and set a festive ambience to the historic occasion. He emphasized the need to nurture a great vision for the future. His message had his main focus on the responsibilities of students and how to improve leadership qualities to excel in all walks of life.
In the girls’ section, Humaira Naseem, the academic director, spoke about India’s struggle for independence. She recalled the sacrifices made and expressed her delight over the development the nation has accomplished in different fields.
She urged the students to make their parents and the society proud by preserving the traditions and culture of the country and emphasized on the need for an indomitable grit and conviction on the part of women and the youth toward the country’s progress and in shaping India as one of the greatest nations of the world. She also called upon the students to unite and to help free the people from the clutches of poverty and also work for promoting gender equality.
Mrs. Faiza, the principal, conveyed her greetings to all. The cultural program staged in both the boys’ and the girls’ sections separately, showcased the diversity and richness of Indian culture.
Students entertained the audience with national songs, motivating speeches, dances, music, a pageantry of national leaders and so on. Rasha Riyaz Talkhani of Class VIII call on the students to cultivate the courage to think differently.
Rinadh Fatima of Class III and Maiz of Class VII presented music. The celebration ended with the Saudi and Indian national anthems.


Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

KSRelief distributed assistance to Syrian refugees. (SPA/file)
Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia's KSRelief distributes assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

  • KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications
  • The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Yemen

JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) distributed humanitarian aid including birth kits, personal bags and baby blankets to Syrian female refugees staying in Osman Hospital and Central Hospital in Kattermaya, Kharoub province of Lebanon on Friday.

This distribution is within the framework of the assistance provided by the center for displaced Syrians and refugees in neighboring countries. 

KSRelief seeks to ensure that the living conditions of Syrian refugees are in accordance with international specifications through various relief programs. 

Earlier, winter blankets, jackets, jumpers, hats and other items were distributed to meet the basic needs of refugee families.

The center also distributed 3,500 cartons of dates in the villages of Izzala Al-Jumah in Al-Mukha directorate in Taiz governorate, benefiting 21,000 people.

In addition, 36 trucks with 469,483 kg of relief, shelter and medicines crossed Al-Wadiaa border on Thursday evening as part of the KSRelief plan to help Yemenis.

Of this total, 26 trucks with 500 food baskets, weighing 375 tons, in addition to 43,173 kg of shelter items, will be heading to Maareb province, and ten trucks carrying 42,221 kg of shelter items and 9.89 tons of medications will go to Aden.

On Thursday, the Bahraini Royal Charity Foundation and the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation for Humanitarian Affairs signed an MoU for the establishment of the Bahrain Health Center in Aden, Yemen, at a cost of $2 million, in the presence of Ahmed bin Ali Al-Bayez, assistant general supervisor of operations and programs at KSRelief, and a number of officials. SPA, Jeddah