Saudi folk dancers perform in British Consulate event

Updated 10 June 2012
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Saudi folk dancers perform in British Consulate event

Saudi folk singers and dancers from the group Bahara performed at the British consulate premises on Friday to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. British Consul General Mohammed Shokat was present.
A family fun day with different stalls, food items, games, BBQ and screenings of the Jubilee celebrations in London, a play “Roses and Crown” by “Run way players” and other fun activities was organized by the British Consulate in Jeddah to celebrate the queen’s diamond jubilee.
The group presented a memorable song “My best wishes and regards to the Queen Elizabeth” in Hijazi style. The group’s dancers performed to this number and the consul general and other British community members too joined in with zeal.
“We are very grateful that the Bahara group was part of Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee celebrations in Jeddah, and we are happy that the group to congratulate the queen had prepared special songs and folk dances.
“It is a proud moment for us that the British consul general and community members are dancing and enjoying Saudi folklore today on this special occasion,” said Ibrahim Awad Aljilani the Saudi organizer of folk dances.
Shokat welcomed and thanked all visitors and participants. He said Queen Elizabeth is a source of sustainability and unity for the nation and the Commonwealth for the last 60-years.
“The dignity with which she undertakes all the responsibilities, have been evident for the last 60 years,” he said.
He also praised the reign of the queen, which included 12 prime ministers, provided royal assent to more than 3,500 acts of Parliament, conferred over 400,000 honors, answered 3.5 million items of correspondence.
He also said that he is immensely grateful to the Saudi folklore group for participating in the event, as Saudi Arabia is a brotherly kingdom. The relations between the two countries remain strong in the areas of economic cooperation, trade investment, energy, security, defense, education and culture. Over the past years Jeddah hosted a number of trade missions and introduced many United Kingdom companies to here.

 


Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

Updated 24 June 2019
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Thousands of participants register in the upcoming Quran and Athan competitions

  • Total prizes for the competition are worth $3.2m
  • The final stage of the competition will end on October 25

DUBAI: More than 13,000 participants from 162 countries registered in the Quran Recitation and Adhan competitions, the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) said in a statement.
The GEA allocated $3.2 million in prizes for the largest Quran competition and the first Adhan competition, which aims to highlight the diversity of the Islamic world cultures through the different styles of recitation and Adhan, and improve the image of Islam and Muslims globally.
The competition hopes to encourage the Muslim youth to recite the Quran and experience performing the Adhan.
The registration opened on May 22 and will continue accepting applications until July 22. The applicants will be then shortlisted from July 22 until August 23 as the competition progresses in its second stage.
The on-stage live performances will begin on August 24 and last until September 24 and winners will be announced and awarded throughout the final stage, which will run from September 25 and conclude on October 25.