Tremendous success

Updated 11 November 2012
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Tremendous success

A two-day Educational Exhibition (EDEX) organized by International Indian School, Jeddah (IISJ) was a feast for the curious visitors’ eyes.
With a view to encourage, popularize and inculcate scientific temperament among the Indian school children’s in Jeddah, IISJ organizes this event (EDEX) every year where children showcase their talents in all major subject areas and their applications in different areas related with our everyday life.

Some students also prepared attractive models displaying the Saudi Arabian culture and traditions. After several weeks of hard work on the part of the organizers and the participants, the (EDEX) turned out to be an impressive, informative and a tremendous success.

The models and experiments on display in around 59 classes with over 500 students participating in the fair gave the students a solid platform to exhibit their creative thoughts in such a young age would eventually benefit the whole society at large. It’s a great platform for the students to show their creative work, the students select the project and give a quality time over the work and the nature of the technology behind it. It presented the science students with a great opportunity to showcase their talent and bring out either the “Innovator” or the “Inventor” in every young person. — Mir Gazanfar Ali Zaki, Jeddah


Cartoon in bad taste

Updated 07 August 2017
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Cartoon in bad taste

I wish to use my “right of reply” to complain about the unfortunate caricature that appeared on Aug. 5, 2017, in your well-known newspaper. The cartoon represents President Nicolas Maduro sitting on a military tank and a hand coming out of the tank’s cannon writing on a book titled “New Constitution.” Such a caricature is offensive to my country.
What the caricature seems to imply is that President Maduro wants to rewrite a new constitution with the power of arms. This is totally false. It is immoral to give your readers such a forged image of Venezuela and its constitutionally- and democratically-elected government.
The revision of our constitution, which is among the best in the world, is mainly to reinforce it and make it more adaptable to the new times. It is not an imposition of our president; it has been backed by more than 8 million Venezuelans and has the objective of re-establishing the peace process that has been trampled by a violent opposition backed by interested foreign countries that pretend to give orders to our sovereign populace.
I fail to understand why some international media report fake news about my country, with the purpose of undermining our sovereignty, and the people of Venezuela’s absolute right to decide, in a free and independent manner, how it wants to conduct its internal affairs.
I invite your newspaper to inform about our country with the truth and the same respect that we, in Venezuela, treat to our brothers of Saudi Arabia.

Joseba Achutegui
Ambassador of Venezuela
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia