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  • Steve Halor

Saudi Culture Minister recognized the winners of the third edition of the National Cultural Awards

RIYADH - In a grand ceremony held on Saturday evening, the winners of the highly esteemed 2023 National Cultural Awards initiative were bestowed with honors. The event, graced by the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, witnessed Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, the Minister of Culture, bestowing the prestigious awards upon the deserving recipients. This marked the third edition of the National Cultural Awards, a testament to the kingdom's commitment to recognizing and celebrating outstanding contributions to the cultural landscape.

In a grand ceremony held in the capital city of Riyadh, the Minister of Education, Yousef bin Abdullah Al-Benyan, and the Minister of Media, Salman bin Yousef Al-Dosari, graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. The event was attended by a distinguished gathering of dignitaries, intellectuals, writers, and media professionals, adding to the significance and prestige of the occasion.

The culture minister took to the stage to deliver a captivating speech that set the tone for the event. With eloquence and enthusiasm, he characterized the ceremony as a momentous cultural celebration. Expressing immense pride, he declared, "It is with great delight that we gather here today to pay tribute to the brilliant and imaginative individuals who reside in the very core of our cherished capital. The minister further emphasized the esteemed presence of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, who graciously extended his patronage on this auspicious occasion. In a recent statement, Prince Badr emphasized the significance of the National Cultural Awards initiative, highlighting its primary objectives of showcasing exceptional talents, commemorating remarkable accomplishments, acknowledging the contributions of creators, and fostering a vibrant cultural landscape.

In a recent statement, the minister highlighted the significance of the newly introduced Businessmen and Businesswomen Award for this year. This prestigious accolade serves as a testament to the cultural sector's profound gratitude towards those who have tirelessly supported cultural activities across diverse domains. Moreover, it aims to recognize the indispensable role played by these individuals as an integral component of the collective endeavors undertaken by entities within the cultural sector.

The International Cultural Excellence Award is a prestigious accolade that seeks to honor and applaud international cultural figures and institutions that have made significant contributions to the vibrant and ever-evolving global cultural scene. This esteemed recognition not only acknowledges exceptional achievements in the realm of global cultural exchange but also serves as a platform to celebrate those who have greatly enhanced the contemporary international cultural landscape.

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