The Culture and Arts Chapter in Qatar University, in co-operation with the Arabic Language Department at the College of Arts and Sciences, and under the auspices of Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), organised a ceremony to honour the winners of the poetry contest “University Fasih 2022”.
The ceremony was attended by President of Qatar University Dr Hassan Rashid al-Derham, Assistant General Manager of Corporate Finance and Services at QIB Saeed al-Khayarin, a number of officials and faculty members at the university, as well as students and interested parties.
The competition aimed to empower creative writing tools for students, by enriching emotions in the process of eloquent poetic expression, its theme this year contained writing a poem expressing the meaning of the phrase “Everyone is welcome to Doha”, and this coincides with the preparations of the country to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Dr al-Derham honoured the winners and the jury members who contributed to its success, where the student Sidi Mohamed Saleh won the first place and a prize of QR10,000, the second place was won by the student Hamad Maulana Hafiz Noorul-Haq and a prize of QR7,000, while the student Mohamed Aflaj came in third place and received a prize of QR5,000.
In a statement on this occasion, Dr al-Derham said that creating an atmosphere of positive competition between students in the scientific and literary field is very important, and a sign of quality, diligence in work, because the competition motivates determination, kindles enthusiasm in the hearts of students, and pushes them to always strive to provide their best, improve, and develop continuously.
Based on this, the university has launched many scientific and literary competitions, including the “University Fasih “ competition, which is gaining special importance this year, as the world is preparing to head to Qatar to attend the most prominent global sporting event, the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which will be the best edition in the history of the tournament.
Director of the Student Activities Department at Qatar University Abdullah al-Mulla commented that paying attention to culture, arts and heritage has become a must today to prepare a distinguished generation that is conscious and proud of its culture and identity, and possesses the artistic and cultural tools that enable it to interact with the cultures of the world positively, confirming keenness to continue such competitions that encourage students to give their best in various cultural and artistic fields, including the field of eloquent poetry.
The section of Culture and Arts is one of the main departments of student activities, and offers a range of programs, activities, workshops and various cultural and artistic events for university students, and aims to strengthen the national identity by highlighting its main components in the development of Qatari society, as it provides opportunities for learning outside the academic classroom, and participation in cultural and artistic creative expression.
As for the Arabic language department, it works to create an ideal environment that stimulates literary and artistic creativity such as poetry, story, novel, play and other arts, and to develop students’ talents through the courses and workshops it holds, in addition to its basic courses that prepare students to be able to work in many fields, such as education, media, proofreading, manuscripts, etc. (QNA)
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