Saudi Islamic ministry organizes Eid ceremony in Thailand

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More than  600 people attended the ceremony at the Saudi embassy in Bangkok on the occasion of Eid. (Supplied photo)
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More than  600 people attended the ceremony at the Saudi embassy in Bangkok on the occasion of Eid. (Supplied photo)
Updated 07 June 2019

Saudi Islamic ministry organizes Eid ceremony in Thailand

RIYADH: The Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance, represented by the office of the Islamic adviser of the Kingdom’s Embassy in Thailand, held a ceremony in cooperation with the Nong Chok Mosque Management Committee in Bangkok.
The ceremony was attended by more than 600 preachers, imams, heads of Islamic associations, teachers and their families.
The head of the mosque management committee, Bagday May, thanked King Salman and the crown prince for serving Islam and Muslims.
He also praised the efforts of the Ministry of Islamic Affairs and the follow-up of the minister, Sheikh Abdullatif Al-Asheikh, with the preachers, scholars and imams, which contributed to the promotion of moderation in religious discourse. He hailed the efforts of the Kingdom’s Embassy in Bangkok in serving Islamic activities.
Islamic Counselor at the Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Thailand Dr. Yousef Al-Hammoudi said that Eid was a great opportunity to remember God’s blessings through fasting and good deeds. Joy in exchanging visits deepened the relationship between Muslims, he said.

 


Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs. (SPA)
Updated 23 October 2019

Plan approved to establish Institute of Traditional Arts in Saudi Arabia

  • The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness

RIYADH: The minister of culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, on Tuesday, adopted a plan to establish the Institute of Traditional Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts.
The institute will begin receiving applications for the fall of 2020, targeting 1,000 students and trainees in long- and short-term programs.
The Institute of Traditional Arts aims to preserve the local identity through teaching arts, contributing to the preservation and development of the Saudi heritage, graduating qualified practitioners, and using arts to raise awareness.
The institute also aims to encourage artists through programs or partnership with relevant sectors.
The institute is part of the Academies of Arts’ initiative, which was announced in the Ministry of Culture’s first package last March, and the among the quality of life program’s initiatives. The minister of culture announced last August that academies will be evaluated according to the market’s needs, with the first being specialized in heritage and traditional arts and crafts.