Bharat scouts , guides inducted in Riyadh
The much awaited induction and award ceremony of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Saudi Arabia was held with great zeal and excitement at the International Indian School, Riyadh on Saturday.
The program entered into the spirit of occasion in a grand way with Dr. K. Rahmathullah, Principal, Al Yasmin International School delivering the welcome address and extending the floral welcome to the Chief Guest Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India, Guest of Honor Dr. Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al-Fahad, National Vice President, Saudi Arabian Scouts Association, Laek Ali M. Aydrose, Chief Commissioner, Founder Bharat Scouts and Guides .
Dr. Hifzur Rahman, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Riyadh, officials of Bharat Scouts and Guides and other dignitaries also graced the occasion. Dr. Rahmathullah in his speech also emphasized on the importance of Bharat Scouts and Guides and the conduct of its activities and programs by unit schools.
The Chief Guest, Ambassador Ahmad Javed was accorded a grand welcome taking the salute of the Scouts, coupled with some stirring music by the Saudi Scout Band.
Presidential address was delivered by Laek Ali M. Aydrose, which was followed by the enthralling induction of the Chief Guest Ahmad Javed, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom.
Among those honored included Dr. Abdullah Al Fahad who has been instrumental in establishing and governing Scouts and Guides of Saudi Arabian Association, Mrs. Zeenat Jafri, Former Principal In-charge Girls and Dr. S.M. Shaukat Perwez, Principal & HOI, IIS Riyadh were honored for being National Awardees and for their selfless services rendered in the field of Education.
The Indian ambassador gave away the medals of honor to the following Principals of Unit Schools: Dr. S.M. Shaukat Perwez, Principal & HOI, IIS Riyadh, Dr. K. Rahmathullah, Principal, Al Yasmin Intl. School, Riyadh, Mrs. Tabassum Farooqui, Principal, New Middle East Intl. School, Riyadh, Mrs. Aasima Saleem, Principal, Yara Intl. School, Riyadh, Peter, Principal, Al Wurood Intl. School, Jeddah, and Sreedevi Menon, Principal, Al Khozama Intl. School, Dammam, and the much awaited Rajya Puraskar to the students who have completed their program.
In his brief speech, Ambassador Ahmad Javed, extolled the services rendered by the officials of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Saudi Arabia for their various activities and programs that harnessed the inherent potentials of the young student guides and made them socially and morally strong for the cause of the nation.
The envoy also encouraged the Guest of Honour Dr. Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al Fahad and his unit in Saudi Arabia for their endeavors which particularly enthused the audience present.
The impressive program came to an end with Mrs. Meera Rahman, Vice Principal, IIS Riyadh proposing the formal vote of thanks and the presentation of a Cultural Program by unit school students showcasing the diverse cultures of India to the accompaniment of music and marvelous performances.