Slogan of Kuwait as capital for Islamic culture 2016 chosen
Assistant Secretary General of National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) for the cultural sector Mohammad Al-Asousi said that the technical committee of the celebration of Kuwait as the capital of Islamic culture 2016 has chosen the slogan of the event.
The committee cancelled the previous slogan that ran counter to the terms of the celebration and so the slogan designed by Jassem Al-Nasrallah was chosen for the event, Asousi said yesterday. “A number of countries across the globe will take part in the event as a step to promote and strengthen our relations with the world in the areas of arts and culture. Some official bodies in the country, civil society organizations and the private sector will also participate in it through presenting different cultural activities,” he said. Kuwait’s celebration as a capital of Islamic culture 2016 will coincide with the launch of Qurain Cultural Festival slated for January 18.
The celebration comes in implementation of the resolution issued during the sixth conference of ministers of culture of the Islamic countries. The State of Kuwait will, through the event, seek to show the real image of Islam - the religion of tolerance and peace - and the civilized image of Kuwait among the world’s countries.
A supreme committee was formed under the chairmanship of His Highness the Premier Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and some ministers, and another committee headed by Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and President of NCCAL Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah was also formed to supervise this celebration and other events during the coming year as they believe in the interest of such cultural activities.