SAUDI ARABIA

Arabic language fundamental pillar of national identity, says Al-Sheikh

December 18, 2020
 Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh.
Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — Arabic language is one of the most important and prominent pillars of Arab culture and the education ministry is taking keen interest to celebrate it, said Dr. Hamad Al Al-Sheikh.

He also said that the language is a fundamental pillar of national identity, and cultural and civilization diversity in the Kingdom.

The education minister made the remarks on the occasion of the World Arabic Language Day while noting the efforts made by educational institutions to serve all aspects of the language, define and preserve them, take pride in their values, and inculcate them in the hearts of students.

Al-Sheikh also said that the institutions are carrying out activities, programs, and events to empower it. They are also taking interest in Arabic calligraphy as it is a basic element in the aesthetic of the Arabic language.

The education minister added that the Arabic language has a remarkable presence on the international scene with its cultural, intellectual, economic, political, and communication manifestations. It is one of the six official languages ​​approved by the United Nations, and one of its working languages.

Al-Sheikh noted that the status of the Arabic language emanates from two main dimensions: the first is the language of the Holy Qur’an, and it also serves as a link among people who speak it. Therefore, it is our responsibility to serve and promote it.

He also said that the Saudi government is keen on doing everything that would contribute to the spread of the Arabic language, enhance its global presence, and support international programs and projects that promote it.

The education minister referred to the efforts made by his ministry in serving the Arabic language internally and externally by participating in Arab competitions, opening centers, in addition to focusing on reading, writing, and calligraphy skills in educational curricula, and providing programs that enhance their use among students and teachers.


December 18, 2020
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