Vice-President of the National Guard Prince Meteb Bin Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, as Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the National Festival for Heritage and Culture, announced at a press conference yesterday that arrangements are going well for the 14th Jenadriyah Festival which is being organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the event that led to the establishment of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He added that the inauguration of the festival will be on Saturday, January 23, 1999. Activities planned include a camel race over four days with the participation of member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Starting from Sunday, January 24, there will be a wide range of events, including an operetta presented by Saudi singers, folkloric games, a book show, and displays of art and drama. Of note are the contributions that Saudi women are making to these centennial celebrations. Prince Meteb also announced that the usual seminars and lectures will be replaced this year by a conference.
Meanwhile, a book on the centennial is being published in Braille for distribution to the blind both inside and outside the Kingdom.