Kuwait Na­tional Days fes­tiv­i­ties epit­o­mize pa­tri­otic zeal: of­fi­cial

An­nual cul­tural fest marked with gallery of unique books

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

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.

KUNA pho­tos

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.

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