Kuwait National Days festivities epitomize patriotic zeal: official
Annual cultural fest marked with gallery of unique books
KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13, (KUNA): Kuwait’s National Days festivities are a testament to the unbridled patriotism the people of this Gulf state exude, said a Kuwaiti official on Sunday, about a month before national celebrations begin.
This year’s celebrations will be a concerted display of national unity, encapsulating the Kuwaiti people’s allegiance to their leader, the Ministry of Information’s undersecretary Mohammad AlAwash said in a statement.
He revealed that the ministry would have tons of up-to-the-minute coverage of the festivities, which is necessary to foster and maintain a favorable image of the nation.
As part of the national celebrations, a bevy of Kuwaiti youth entrepreneurs will be feted for their outstanding work, in what Al-Awash said was a testament to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s support for the youngsters.
In another development, recent statistics showed that the number of expatriate employees reached about two million, inciting talks on the lopsided population structure of the country, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting sources.
Sources affirmed the problem also lies in the type of employment, not just the number, because 87 percent of the expatriate workers do not hold university degrees. Sources pointed out that if the domestic workers are taken into consideration, the percentage will increase to 90 percent. This means only one out of 10 expatriates working in the country holds a university degree, sources added.
Kuwait celebrates each year its independence and liberation from Iraqi occupation on consecutive days, falling on Feb 25 and 26 respectively.
Meanwhile, the gallery displaying unique Kuwaiti books, manuscripts and documents, at the National Library of Kuwait, depicts the keenness on preserving the country’s heritage.
Some of the publications on display belong to the Ruling Family, including copies of the Holy Quran and interpretation books of the holy book.
Photos from the exhibition of Kuwaiti books, manuscripts and documents.
Supreme Council for Planning and Development follow up sector taking a sitetour to inspect Al-Sabah Al-Jadida Hospital project.