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Jenadriyah Festival to open on January 23

The inaugural ceremonies, including the annual camel race, for the 14th National Festival for Heritage and Culture organized by the National Guard, will take place tomorrow at Jenadriyah, near Riyadh. There will be special pavilions for Qassim Province, for the Ministry of Health, and for the Ministry of Communications. Invitations have been extended to princes, ministers and senior officials as well as to a number of guests from overseas who have come to Saudi Arabia to participate in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the event that led to the Kingdom's establishment.

The Ministry of Information has set up a comprehensive information center at Jenadriyah in order to generate awareness among the festival's visitors of the importance of the year 1419 H in the Kingdom's history as well as aspects of Saudi Arabia's development in all spheres. The center has cultural and informational publications, a display of photographs, slides, and samples of early Saudi newspapers, and telecasts of documentary films in a number of languages.
In addition, the Ministry of Information has published books, produced films, and distributed brochures. These include 'The Holy Book and the Sword'; 'This is our country'; 'A Nation and a Citizen'; 'The Saudi Press'; 'Printing and Publishing in the Kingdom'; and 'The Progress of the Saudi Media' - all available in a number of different languages.
Meanwhile, Minister of Health Dr. Osama Bin Abdulmajeed Shobokshi has stated that the Kingdom's achievements throughout its history deserve to be highlighted and projected before the present and upcoming generations, and to this end the Ministry has prepared a program to participate in the Jenadriyah Festival in a way which will reflect this. Its pavilion at Jenadriyah will include a number of rare pictures showing the beginnings of the health services, and a display of antiquated medical appliances. There will also be a field office for dental check-ups for children.