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On behalf of His Excellency the University Rector, Dr. Falah Al-Solamy, Vice Rector of Students Affairs, Dr. Saad bin Dajjam sponsored the opening ceremony of the second scientific forum titled "A Nation’s Achievements." The ceremony took place in the Central Auditoriums of the Main Campus.

In his speech, Dr. Saad bin Dajjam emphasized the importance of the forum and thanked the Faculty of Science and Arts in Khamis Mushait for organizing the forum. He explained that the title of the forum evokes the memory of the historic achievements in our country, and the prosperity of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, HRM King Salman bin Abdulaziz -- may Allah protect him. He added: "I assure you that our country is witnessing an unprecedented cultural transition through Vision 2030 and the 2020 National Transformation Program led by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. At its core, the visionary movements aspire to shift the country in a new direction towards development and success." He finally thanked all those who contributed to the organization and success of the forum. Following after, Dr. Ali Al-Qahtani, who represented the participants in the forum, expressed his gratitude to all those who inspired and encouraged creative, talented individuals. “We are very proud of a forum that is dedicated to the creativity and success achieved by our country. We also appreciate and are in gratitude to all those who work to protect the reputation of our nation. Nations are built through devoted efforts and loyal citizens."

In her segment, the Head of the Scientific Committee and the Dean of the College of Science and Arts in Khamis Mushait, Dr. Sarra Abu Melha, welcomed the guests and participants while pointing out that the idea of establishing the forum was based on the King Khalid University mission to act as a platform for creative, innovative, and talented students. Dr. Abu Melha explained that during the early stages of preparation for this forum, 62 participants were accepted from different fields, but the committee accepted only 23 submissions in accord with the stated conditions and criteria. At the end of her opening remarks, Dr. Abu Melha extended her sincere appreciation to the Custodian of the Holy Mosques, His Royal Highness the Crown prince, and Rector Al-Solamy for their consistent support and care. She concluded her address by thanking everyone who contributed to the success of the forum.

The forum includes four scientific sessions and will be held over a two day period, during which a number of participants will present their inventions and creative work. The forum will be held at the Central Auditoriums of the Main Campus for males and in the College of Science Theater for females.

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His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Governor of the Asir region and Honorary President of the King Khalid University Endowment Project, met with His Excellency the University Rector, Dr. Falah Al-Solamy, the Secretary-General of the Endowment Inspection Council, the Endowment Secretary-General, Dr. Omar Mushayt, and a number of prominent businessmen from the region at the Royal Administrative Headquarters in Abha.

In the beginning, His Royal Highness welcomed all guests by expressing his sincere appreciation for their support to the Endowment project, which will have a positive impact on the University's research, financial funds, and overall performance.

In his opening remarks, Endowment Secretary-General, Dr. Omar Mushyat, asserted that King Khalid University would be considered among the ten leading endowment institutions in the Kingdom by 2030 through outstanding research, knowledge-based economy initiatives, sustainable growth projects, and international partnerships.

At the end of the meeting, Rector Al-Solamy and the guests expressed their gratitude and appreciation to His Royal Highness for his continued guidance, support, and genuine care.

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The Endowment Inauguration Ceremony will be held on Wednesday at the Main Campus Theater in Abha under the aegis of His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz. The heads of all committees involved in the Endowment Inauguration Ceremony reiterated that the initiative being put forth would usher in a new investment era and build a solid financial foundation. Additionally, it will create the conditions necessary for knowledge-based capital investment leading to intangible assets in accord with the 2020 National Transformation Program and Vision 2030.

The Ceremony Committee Chairman, Dr. Nasser Al-Qamishan, said: "If we add this excellent spirit to the mind and hearts of people, which views support of the University's endowment project as an opportunity to earn the reward of Allah, this will provide resources that will greatly help our strategy and goals." Following after, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Asmari, said: "The project represents an exciting development in the region, in light of the University's unique endowments projects, which offer sustainable community development. It will stimulate the private sector to support and invest in our projects that include but are not limited to health, entrepreneurship, honey research, and education." Echoing earlier statements, Chairman of the Projects Committee, Dr. Salem Alelyani, said: "The University is the largest educational institution in the Southern Region and one of the largest universities in the Kingdom. Our endowment projects come during a time the country is witnessing an economic transition that requires the University to adapt and contribute to the process. We focused on our most salient features: location, environment and wealth."

Public Relations Committee Chairmen, Dr. Abdullah Al-Aideed, said: "Science is the most powerful and supreme language in which the world competes to build civilization. The university is the main source of science and knowledge as a specialized institution. The world is witnessing the success of American universities in the field of educational endowments in leading universities such as Harvard, Yale, and others. We will continue to encourage endowment projects to obtain sustainable sources of funding in accord with all applicable regulations." At the end of the meeting, Chairman of the Media Committee, Dr. Ali Zuhair Al-Qahtani, stressed that the endowment projects give an initial impression that the University has studied this project well enough to be aware of where to start to meet the urgent needs of the region and to provide exceptional employment opportunities. He concluded by urging local businessmen and investors to join the project.


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