Pakistan school in Jeddah honors top achievers

A photo session of the students with guests and the principal marked the conclusion of the program.
Updated 12 October 2019

Pakistan school in Jeddah honors top achievers

Pakistan International School Jeddah-English Section (PISJ-ES) recently observed a week of students’ academic achievements.

Fauzia Fayyaz Ahmed, consular at the Pakistan Consulate, and dignitaries from the armed forces of Pakistan attended the function.

Commemorations were held at the program to express solidarity with Kashmir and to mark Pakistan’s Defense Day.

Senior students marched past to set the ball rolling. The disciplined squad refreshed the sense of patriotism and loyalty toward the homeland.

The program commenced with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an. Following that, the national anthems of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia were sung.

Addressing the audience, school principal Adnan Nasir said the purpose behind having the awards ceremony together with the commemoration of the Defense Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day is “to inculcate in our youth the passion to do their best in their academic endeavors,” while fulfilling their responsibilities toward their country and the world at large.

He advised the students to focus their attention on acquiring education to develop discipline and a strong character.

The anecdotes of devotion and sacrifice by the officers of Pakistan’s army, navy and air force gave the program momentum.

The students’ meaningful talk highlighting the Kashmir issue received a standing ovation.

A group photo of the students with guests and the principal marked the conclusion of the program.

Top achievers from the IGCSE batch are Hafsah Khan, Minahil Nauman, Farheena Azfar, Zainab Suad, Musfirah Imran, Marium Akmal, Ali Zahid, Muhammad Abdul Rehman, Ayesha Khan, M. Huzaifa Farrukh, Hadiya Nadeem, Syed Moosa Ali, Wania Naeem, Zain ul Abidin, Ruqayya Rehman, Yahya Mubasshir, M. Zain ul Abidin, Asad Irfan, Roaa Saeed, Atika Rauf, Muhammad, Taiba Shakeel, Abdul Rehman Aftab, Sarah Mehboob, Omar Kashif Majeed, M. Zakariya and Mishaal Imran and Shaffan bin Amir.

M. Zaid and Munhib Qayyum were declared students of the year in the commerce and science disciplines respectively, whereas, Shaffan bin Amir and Muhammad Zaid recieved the same honor in the science and commerce streams respectively.

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.