King Salman to patronize 32nd Janadriya Festival and Annual Grand Camel Race Wednesday


Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the opening ceremony of the National Festival for Heritage and Culture (32nd Janadriya Festival) organized by the Ministry of the National Guard.

The opening ceremony will include the annual grand camel race.

During a press conference held today at the headquarters of the National Guard Ministry, Prince Khaled Bin Abdulaziz Al-Ayyaf, minister of the National Guard and chairman of the supreme committee of the National Festival for Heritage and Culture, highlighted the activities and programs of the festival.

The ceremony will include speeches, song and an operetta entitled “Imams and Kings” written by Prince Badr Bin Abdulmuhsin Bin Abdulaziz.

This year the festival gates will remain open from 11.00 a.m. till 11.00 p.m to allow the maximum number of people visit the festival.

Prince Ayyaf also announced King Salman’s approval to extend the festival's duration to three weeks.

He also announced the King’s approval to grant the King Abdulaziz First Class Medal to the late Prince Saud Al-Faisal, the late Turki Al-Sudairi and Dr. Khairiyah Al-Saqaf in recognition of their services for the nation.