Annual pearl diving journey kicks off with ‘Al-Dasha’ ceremony
With the traditional ‘Al-Dasha’ ceremony, Gulf Bank has announced the official kick off of the 29th memorial journey for Pearl Diving, which runs from July 27 to August 3, 2017. Organized each year by the Committee of the Marine Heritage of the Kuwait Sea Sport Club, the journey is taking place under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sponsored by Gulf Bank for the 8th consecutive year, the journey kicked off on July 27, 2017 at 8:30 am, with a special “Al-Dasha” ceremony. Representing HH the Amir, the ceremony was attended by Dr Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education. The ceremony was also attended by Kuwait Sea Club’s Chairman, Major General Fahad Ahmed Al-Fahad, in addition to friends and family members of the participants.
The dhows leave carrying captains as well as other participants heading to AlKhairan for an entire week trip. The return ceremony “Al-Qoffal” is planned on August 3, 2017. The Pearl Diving Memorial Journey is one of the initiatives that Gulf bank sponsors on an annual basis, it is a key part of its long-term commitment towards preserving the heritage and continuing the traditions of Kuwait’s unique past.
The journey aims to remind young Kuwaiti generations of the difficulties and challenges faced by their forefathers in earning their living, along with a message urging these generations to uphold the traditions and values their ancestors developed during that time. Gulf Bank continues to maintain and strengthen its position as an integral part of the Kuwaiti society. The Bank supports and emphasizes the true Kuwaiti identity and the importance of the Kuwaiti traditions and customs, through sponsoring different of social activities and events.
Dr Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education hands the Kuwaiti flag to representative of the Committee of the Marine Heritage.
The Ahmadi governor Sheikh Fawaz Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah recently met members of the CoSocieties Union where they discussed the importance of the Co-operation movement in the state of Kuwait. They also discussed the distinguished cooperation between Ahmadi governorate and the union.
Captain Thamer Al-Sayyar, Sea Heritage Committee Consultant.