International Civil Defense Day
His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, the Governor of Asir Region, sponsored the activities of International Civil Defense Day, organized by the Directorate of Civil Defense in Asir Region, under the slogan "Educational Institutions and the Culture of Safety."
Upon his arrival, His Royal Highness observed the exhibition associated with the event, which included more than 15 areas from a number of related organizations. The Directorate of Civil Defense in the Asir then presented a number of incident intervention mechanisms and equipment, in addition to demonstrating models of civil defense skills.
During the opening of the ceremony, the Interim Director of Civil Defense in the Asir Region, General Ghazi Bin Yahya Al-Al'ami, delivered a speech in which he explained that the establishment of this event comes from the role of the Directorate and its duty to raise awareness in the Asir Region. He then noted that all of this work is completed in correspondence to directorates in other regions working under the umbrella of the General Directorate of Civil Defense.
Explaining that when the International Civil Defense Organization, chose the slogan for this year’s event, the choice came to reflect the importance of educational institutions and the vital role they play in establishing and implementing the concepts and culture of safety in today’s youth.
In his speech, Rector Al-Solamy stressed that safety in the current era is a significant concern for many countries and institutions. He pointed out that the culture of safety is a cornerstone and an urgent demand on the international and local levels; he also added that the importance of slogan’s message is deeply rooted in the safety and security for all.
Al-Solamy: Safety in the current era is a major concern for many countries and institutions.
In the establishment of cultural awareness that contributes to the transformation of theoretical safety awareness into practical cultural patterns that are applied in real life, Rector Al-Solamy added that the University is pleased with the participation of Civil Defense in this international event. To conclude, Rector Al-Solamy expressed his gratitude towards Civil Defense members and their efforts towards protecting our country and the critical duty they carry out on a daily basis to ensure the safety and security of our community. Al-Solamy also thanked His Royal Highness the Prince of Asir region for attending and sponsoring this event.
At the end of the event, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid launched the Civil Defense Awareness Platform on the university website, which is one of the outcomes of the strategic partnership signed between the two sectors. The ceremony was concluded by honoring a number of participants and handing the event sponsor a commemorative shield.