Cultural Functions wrapped up [Archives:2004/779/Community]

October 7 2004

Taiz Bureau
The concluding ceremony of the fourth cultural competition was held at the Al-Sa'eed Forum for Culture (AFC) within the closing days of September. Many districts of Taiz Governorate took part in the competitions staged in the framework of the Fourth Cultural & Sporting Crystal Festival (FCSCF), in Celebration of the Yemeni Revolutions of September and October. The activities were organized by the Office of Youth and Sports (OYS), and Sports Union for All (SUA) in collaboration with Al-Sa'eed Foundation for Science and Culture (AFSC).
Mohammed Al-Ansi, Undersecretary of Taiz Covernorate, Abdullah Al-Ammari, General Director of the OYS, Abdullah Moqbil, the Representative of the Yemeni Company for Ghee and Soap Industries (YCGSI), Faisal Madhaji, General Manager of Al-Sa'eed Foundation and Ammar Al-Mu'allem, General Director of the Information Office in the Governorate, attended the ceremony which started with the recitation of verses from the holy Qura'an. After that, speeches commending the occasion were delivered by the above-mentioned figures. Fares Al-Aghbari, a member of the organizing committee stated that the YCGSI represented by Shukri Al-Ghrais played a vital role in supporting the competitions and inspiring the talents of the sons and daughters of the districts. Males from Al-Salam district came first and Females from Mawya second in the competition. The event lasted for four days with 20 districts taking part.
Mohammed Alwan, Chief of the Cultural Committee for Taiz Clubs, Head of the Organizing Committee, Abdulhadi Naji, and Fahema Taha Al-Manefi, committee members arbitrated and organized the contest. Finally Mr. Al-Ansi and his companions honored the winners.