2001 News Story

Details of King Fahd's Initiative Award

Undersecretary for Youth Welfare Dr. Salih bin Nasser has announced that the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Award for Initiative that was approved by the ministers of culture of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) at their 10th meeting in Bahrain, will be allocated in three categories: arts and literature; social and human studies; and basic and applied sciences. The first category will include plastic arts as well as poetry, novels, and literary criticism. The second category will cover sociology, education, psychology, philosophy, history and geography. The third category will include physics, mathematics, engineering and medicine. The winners will be named by a special committee, to be formed by the board of trustees. Nominations will be through either individuals or cultural and scientific institutions. Coordination is underway between the General Presidency for Youth Welfare and the GCC Secretariat-General to complete the procedures. Dr. Nasser said it is hoped that the award will contribute to enriching cultural and scientific life in the GCC states, noting that it embodies the unity of the Gulf based on deep-rooted Islamic and Arab values.