The Rector Sponsors the Conclusion of the Fourth Cultural Olympiad

King Khalid University, Media Center

His Excellency, Prof. Dr. Faleh Bin Rajaa Allah Al-Solamy, the Rector of King Khalid University, sponsored the conclusion ceremony of the Fourth Cultural Olympiad, which was organized by the Deanship of Student Services.

On occasion, Rector Al-Solamy said, "I thank all those who participated in organizing this forum from colleagues in the University Vice-Presidency for Educational and Academic Affairs to colleagues in the Deanship of Student Services. I also thank the preparation and processing committees, and the faculty members serving as arbitrators." He added, "We all know the importance of activity in students’ lives and the importance of the University's significant efforts to promote this vital aspect for the sake of all our sons and daughters." He said, "Undoubtedly, we progress and improve every year in various aspects that include but are not limited to sports, culture and other activities."

Al-Solamy noted that in the near future, the University would host the first theater meeting of Saudi universities. The Deanship of Student Services was the owner of this idea. Rector Al-Solamy emphasized the need for everyone to contribute to the success of this forum as it is a tremendous success for King Khalid University to organize such an event.

Following after, the Vice-President of the Student Services Deanship, Dr. Yahya Al-Qenaie, said that holding such meetings is to honor talent, creativity, participation, and interests, stressing that its core topic is not to create competition. Dr. Al-Qenaie pointed out that colleges of boys and girls at the university and student clubs have been acknowledged for their excellent participation.  Al-Qenaie explained that the Olympic Games were held over a week where more than five hundred male and female students competed in over 17 fields. 46 specialized judges participated in arbitrating these competitions.

It is noteworthy that the seven-day olympiad, in its fourth release, included 17 fields in which the students of King Khalid University competed. For the sake of fairness in selection, the Organizing Committee set two arbitrators in one specialization or interest. The competitions was in the following fields: the most beautiful recitation of the Holy Quran, elocution, cultural competition, poetry, as well as the Sunnah of the Prophet, and the biography of the Prophet, Nabati poetry, and finally a competition in short story. In special competitions, they were divided into works of art, namely, Arabic calligraphy, drawing, photography, caricature, and digital art.