Yesterday, King Khalid University 2nd Summer Festival Was launched, amid heavy presence of Asir region people and visitors. The Festival lasts until the 21st of this month.
Before launching, King Khalid University President, Prof. Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al-Dawoud has stood on all preparations, equipment the Festival needs. His Excellency made a round on the Exhibitions Hall, where he met a number of governmental and private organizations that are participating in the festival.
All the following bodies have participated in the Festival: the General Directorate of Civil Defense, the General Directorate for Combating Drugs, the Saudi Customs, the Architecture of the Two Holy Mosques, the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the National Initiative "God gives you its Goodness", in addition to the participation of the Saudi Society for Fine Arts, Asir branch and the Tamnia Heritage Museum, the Cooperative Office for Dawaa and Guidance, the Geological Survey Board, and the Saudi Telecom Company (Zain).
In this regard, King Khalid University President, Prof. Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al-Dawoud clarified that after a year of the first successful summer festival, which was held by the university, we intend to establish the second Festival full of all what is new and useful for both the people of the region and its visitors. He said, "This Festival of this year(1435 AH) appears in a new version, which is expected, God willing, to meet the aspirations of all the family members, residents and visitors in a diversity that reflects the University vision believing in the importance of leadership and sponsorship of the concept of educational tourism in Asir. "
Al-Dawoud added that the festival is under the patronage of the Prince of the Asir region, His Royal Highness Prince Faisal Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz to reflect the size of the community partnership, which the university activate with the community. He pointed out that the university is keen to create a different, unique summer this year by offering more than 100 varied shows during the festival days.
The festival included many training, sportive courses, and entertainment programs, theater activities, poetry evenings, sportive and cultural competitions, and child, in addition to the special events for women. The visitors of the Festival have their own space by offering daily prizes that estimated to more than SR150 thousand, in addition to the grand prize, which is a car and they will announce the winner at the closing ceremony of the festival.
It is noteworthy that the first day witnessed arranging a number of activities, such as a show of the skills of civil defense men, two courses in the seven habits for the most effective people, methods of mixing color and free drawings for children, a variety of sports tournaments in Swimming, Soccer, Table Tennis, as well as launching episode 17 of the program God gives you is goodness, which will be broadcasted live from the location of the festival at eight o'clock in the evening.