Embassy of Kingdom of Bahrain to UK holds ceremony for Bahraini students to celebrate Bahraini National Day in Leeds
The Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom held a ceremony for Bahraini students in Leeds, at the Mansion, a historic building in Leeds, on the occasion of the Kingdom of Bahrain's national celebrations on 16 and 17 December, in commemoration of the establishment of the modern Bahraini state as an Arab and Muslim country founded by Ahmed Al-Fateh in 1783, the 48th anniversary of its full membership in the United Nations, and the 20th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne, where the Deputy Ambassador Advisor Hamad Waheed Sayyar, conveyed the greetings of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, to the students participating in the ceremony and his best wishes to them.
The Deputy Ambassador Advisor Hamad Waheed Sayyar, pointed out that this ceremony is special as it marks the twentieth anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s accession to the throne. He noted that His Majesty the King has always paved the way for Bahraini youth in all fields, and praised the Bahraini students studying in British universities, affirming the Kingdom’s pride in its students and the high level of scientific progress they offer through their constast endeavor to expand their personal knowledge and thus benefit our beloved Kingdom.
He also highlighted that their role as Bahraini students and citizens in the UK universities is not limited to academic achievement but rather focuses on their representation as ambassadors for Bahrain abroad, which is reflected upon their interaction and communication with different cultures.
During the ceremony, around 90 students who came from Leeds universities and neighboring cities, took part in the activates of the ceremony where some recited poems expressing their love to the Kingdom, some displayed short clips of their own making, in celebration of the Bahraini national day and Bahrain’s victory in the Gulf cup, in addition to having the police music band playing national songs. The embassy also honored a number of students participating for their great efforts in organizing and preparing for the event, such as Dana Al Hammadi, Hamad Al Ruwaie and Manar Al Ansari.