IISJ bids farewell to school observer

Updated 12 December 2015

IISJ bids farewell to school observer

JEDDAH: International Indian School-Jeddah (IISJ) recently hosted a farewell function for Mohammed Raghib Qureshi, the head of chancery and education and observer of International Indian Schools, Western Region.
The farewell ceremony started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Qur'an by Abdul Khaleeq, managing committee member.
Qureshi’s services to the schools and the community were praised by all the speakers during the event. They recounted the extraordinary situations where Qureshi helped the institutions and organizations to sail through challenges.
On behalf of the school, Principal Syed Masood Ahmed and Vice Principal of the girls’ section Farhadunnisa acknowledged Qureshi’s support to the IISJ in particular, throughout his tenure.
Managing Committee Chairman Abdul Raziq Abdul Wahid expressed his appreciation for Qureshi’s guidance.
Qureshi expressed his views, recounting his association with the school for more than three years.
Speaking about his experience and his journey as the school observer, he expressed his natural inclination toward education, and that he considers it to be very close to his heart.
Mentioning the achievements during his tenure, Qureshi appreciated the managing committee for its efforts in working toward the expansion of the school and having succeeded in upgrading the classrooms into smart rooms.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

Updated 17 June 2019

Saudi Arabia's King Salman offers $1m to International Civil Aviation Organization

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has provided $1 million to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Saudi Press Agency reported Monday.

The announcement came as part of the “Kingdom’s efforts in supporting international organizations and bodies and the leadership’s keenness to play an important role in the most important international and regional organizations,” SPA said.

The aid will go towards supporting ICAO’s No Country Left Behind (NCLB) initiative, which aims to assist developing countries in applying the standards and recommended methods for the safety and security of civil aviation.

The aid will also contribute to the costs of translating the organization’s documents and publications into Arabic.

The President of the Kingdom’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA), Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri thanked King Salman for his support to the aviation sector locally, regionally and globally, 

He said: “this contributes to the development of the aviation industry and to improve the safety and security of civil aviation in developing countries, least developed countries and island states.

The $1 million of financial assistance is an extension of the Kingdom's previous financial support in 2016 which “ the level of safety and security of civil aviation in the Middle East and Africa," Al-Mansouri said.

Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, the ICAO’s president, thanked the king for the support.