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Khalid Bin Hamad hails Batelco Partnership
08 : 38 PM - 12/10/2017
Manama, Oct. 12 (BNA): Batelco announced that it has become the telecommunications partner of the third edition of Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival For National Clubs, Youth Centres and People With Disability, and that is within the responsibilities of the company to support the youth of the Kingdom of Bahrain and their activities

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports and Honorary President of Bahrain Sports Federation for Disabilities thanked Batelco for its partnership and its efforts to support the initiatives of His Highness.

HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa said Batelco's initiative to become the telecommunications partner of the festival reflects its national responsibilities towards the Bahraini youth, noting to the long history of the company in supporting the youth and people with disabilities.

On his part, Osama Al-Saad, Batelco CEO, said Batelco is keen on supporting the different activities of the youth, adding commenting that Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival For National Clubs, Youth Centres and People With Disability has become an event that is annually awaited by the youth of Bahrain and people with disabilities.

Al-Saad said that the partnership of Batelco comes within the directives of the Wise Leadership and the responsibilities of the company towards the community.

It's worth mentioning that Khalid Bin Hamad Theatres Festival For National Clubs, Youth Centres and People With Disability is organised on the stage of Muharraq Model Youth Centre in Busaiteen. It was launched on Wednesday by H.E Hisham bin Mohammed Al-Jowder, the Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, on behalf of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa and the shows will continue to the 21st of the same month.

It is organised for the third consecutive year by the Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs and the Media Office of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa under by the patronage of His Highness.

The festival is annually held as part of Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa Initiatives to support the youth of the Kingdom of Bahrain and engage them with different events and activities.

This year's edition is themed #Let's_Plant_A_Smile and aims at empowering the youth in the fields of arts, cultural and humanitarian works.

12 teams representing local clubs and youth centres have been chosen by the organising committee among 32 teams that initially applied for the activity. The 12 teams will perform the main shows during the 18 day long festival, which will also include three additional shows that will be held on the sidelines of the main plays.

The festival continues to receive nationwide welcoming from artists, intellectuals and notable personalities who visit the venue of the event on a daily basis.

Moanes Al-Mardy, Head of Bahrain Journalists Association and Chief Editor of Al-Bilad Newspaper and Yusuf Al-Binkhalil, Chief Editor of Al-Watan Newspaper visited the festival on its seventh day and attended the "Cliché" play performed by Jasrah Youth Centre on Wednesday.

Al-Mardi and Al-Binkhalil commended on the efforts paid by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to support the youth, cultural and sports movements in the Kingdom, by organising such events and activities that empower the youth and people with disabilities and allow them to showcase their talents and improve their skills in different fields.

They said that the initiatives of His Highness will reflect positively on the capabilities of the Bahraini talents who await for the opportunities to show their skills and excel in many fields, including culture, sports and humanitarian work.

Al-Mardi and Al-Binkhalil underlined in their visit that including the people with disabilities category in the festival is a humanitarian gesture of His Highness, stressing that they are an important segment of the Bahraini community.

As for the "Cliché" play, it was attended by many personalities in the fields of art and theatre from Bahrain and GCC countries. The play was directed by Isa Al-Sindeed and featured young Bahraini actors and actresses such as Omar Al-Saeedi, who was later chosen as the best actor in the play, and Fouz Al-Sharqawi.

Moroccan Critic Abdulnasser Fathallah expressed his appreciation to the good performance shown in the play and gave them few advices to follow in their feature performances.

The ninth show in the festival is titled "Choice Master" and will be performed by Buhair Youth Centre on Friday. The show will begin at 7:30PM and is directed by Mohammed Ali.

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BNA 1722 GMT 2017/10/12


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