Essay contest, symposium organized to remember Indian freedom fighter

Updated 01 December 2014

Essay contest, symposium organized to remember Indian freedom fighter

The-Jeddah-based Mohammad Abdulrahman Sahib Memorial Symposium Committee will organize an essay competition and symposium under the theme “Feel India 2014” next month to enlighten the public about Abdurahman Sahib’s vision and his contributions to the Indian independence struggle.
“The essay competition is exclusively for students of Indian schools in Jeddah, including girls schools,” said Abdul Rahman, chairman of the committee. The impact and importance of Abdulrahman Sahib’s vision for a long lasting secular, democratic, developed, progressive and united India is the key topic of the competition.
“This is the first ever essay competition held to enlighten the youth and teens while refreshing the memories of the seniors about the outstanding contributions of Abdulrahman Sahib toward India’s freedom movement,” Chairman Rahman told Arab News.
Contestants have been classified into three groups: Group A contains students from classes five to seven, Group B contains students from classes eight to ten, and Group C contains students from classes eleven and twelve.
Applicants can send scanned copies of their essays (not exceeding five A4 pages) along with a copy of their school ID to [email protected] and [email protected] to enter. Participants should submit their essays on or before December 5th.
Contest organisers noted that “essays can be written in both Malayalam and English,” adding that top scorers from each group would be given a chance to present their papers at the symposium to be hold December 12th, while other winners will get certificates and prizes.
Abdulrahman Sahib, nicknamed “The lion of Kerala”, was a charismatic leader, freedom fighter, writer, educationist, orator, journalist, social reformer, environmentalist, teacher, printer and publisher. His uncompromising stand bothered the British, and he was tortured and imprisoned for many years. He died on Nov. 23, 1945 at the age of 47.
Abdul Rahman said the symposium will be addressed by community leaders, writers, academicians, journalists, professionals and diplomats.

MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019

MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.