Sultan Qaboos University celebrated Oman Renaissance Day, on the 24 July. The ceremony which was held at the conference hall of the University was attended by a number of academics and employees from different faculties and units in the university, accompanied by their children. The ceremony recitation of the national songs and musical performances by the Scout Orchestra and the Oud Amateur Club. The poet Etap al-Salatiyya and young girl Khadija Al-Hataliya recited poems praising the nation and His Majesty, the Sultan.
Sheikh Sulaiman bin Hamoud al-Kindi was the chief guest on the occasion. He shared with the audience the scene of Oman Renaissance Day and the celebration of His Majesty’s arrival in Muscat. He depicted a picture of Muscat at that time and explained how Oman was before His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said’s accession to power.
The Omani Women’s Association also participated in the celebration of the University by presenting paintings by Sheikha Al-Kalbaniyeh, Maria Rabakhia, Shaima Al-Rumaydiyah, Shaima Al-Harasiya and Sheikha Al-Barziyah, students from the College of Engineering. The first painting embodied the most enlightening stations in the blessed Renaissance journey, while the second painting was a map of the world, which included the names of the most important travelers, explorers, artists and photographers who dealt with the historical wonders of Oman in different ages. The third painting dealt with the books and references that talked about Omani history and the most important features of the Blessed Renaissance.