Queen Arwa University Concludes a 3-Day Cultural Festival [Archives:2001/20/Reportage]

May 14 2001

Under the patronage of H.E. President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Queen Arwa University hosted last week its fourth cultural week from 9-11 May 2001 under the caption “Women as Partners in Development”.
In the opening ceremony Prof. Waheeba Ghalib Fare’e, Minister of the State for Human Rights, stressed the significance of launching such activities by universities. Such activities offer students opportunities to express themselves through their participation and expression of their talents and capabilities.
Prof. Fare’e added that such activities would enable the students to understand the burdens and issues of their country. Queen Arwa University is proud to have hosted such an event.
The Minister of the State for Human Rights expressed that the central focus of the festival was to review the role of women as the complementary part of any society. The minister mentioned that the role of women must be praised for their contribution to the growth of the society as the mother, sister, teacher, and worker in all fields of life. The General Secretary to the Higher Council for Universities praised the university for its initiative in launching such activities since its foundation. This reflects the commitment of the university for fulfilling its obligations towards the community, the General Secretary added. He announced full support of the Higher Council for Universities to Queen Arwa University.
On his part, Dr. Magdi Aklan said that the university has always been so active in hosting such cultural activities.
Later, Prof. Fare’e, and the General Secretary of the Higher Council to the Universities together with the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports visited the bazaar in which a number of Arab and foreign institutions took part in addition to charity organizations.
The ceremony included lectures by Prof. Abdul Karim Omar, Mrs. Raja’a Musa’bi, Mrs. Fa’qa al Sayed. The lectures were devoted to the issues of women as partners in development. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Hamoud Abbad, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports and many prominent personalities.
As part of the festival the University organized a 10km marathon last friday, in which many champions of the Republic of Yemen participated. The start-point of the marathon was from 70 sq. to the premises of the university.
On the last day participants and committees were awarded prizes. A number of police students and other outstanding students of the University were also recognized with awards..