Year long Madinah Culture Capital festivities launched
As many as 400 activities and
programs, including conferences, seminars, recreational activities
and competitions, as well as wide variety of cultural programs and
folk art shows highlighting the rich culture and civilization of Madinah city will be held as part of the celebrations.
Madinah: Madinah Governor Prince Faisal bin
Salman on Friday opened an exhibition on the biography of the
Prophet (peace be upon him).
Prince Faisal is also chairman of
the Higher Committee for celebrating Madinah’s selection as the
Islamic Cultural Capital for 2013. The exhibition is organized by the general
secretariat of the cultural capital festival.
After cutting a ribbon to mark the formal
opening of the expo that showcases 150 plaques, Prince Faisal
toured various pavilions to view the plaques that portrayed
various incidents in the life of the Prophet (pbuh) including his
birth, genealogy, mission, wisdom, tolerance, emigration to
Madinah, battles with enemies, physical features and moral
The exhibition also presents models of the Prophet’s Mosque, his
house including its rooms, the city of Madinah, documentaries
about various aspects of the life of the Messenger (pbuh), the
Saudi Press Agency reported.
In another development, Prince Faisal
received at his office members of the board of directors of the
province’s Takaful Charity Society for Orphan Care, who submitted
to him the annual report of the charity for 2012.
The report said the society took care of 4,000 orphans. The
charitable society took special care of the orphans’ daily board
and housing, health insurance, education and talent development,
training in various skills and personality development besides
instilling noble qualities in them.
The members also briefed the
prince on the Takaful’s achievements in the organization’s
They discussed the challenges and
obstacles faced by the Takaful in its efforts to achieve its
The members thanked the prince for
consenting to be the chairmanship of the society’s board of