Winners of SAI Times of Oman Open contest awarded

Oman Tuesday 24/May/2016 21:44 PM
By: Times News Service
Winners of SAI Times of Oman Open contest awarded

Muscat: Winners of the 13th SAI Times of Oman Open Essay Writing and Poster Making Competition received their awards at a ceremony held on Monday.
More than 150 students from the Muscat governorate received awards for excellence in the field of essay writing and poster making.
Four hundred and eight students figured on the prize winners’ list from among 4,517 students registered for the event, representing 353 schools from all over Oman.
Dr. Sana Sabeel Al Balushi, Director General at the National Career Guidance Centre and Head of Specialised Centre for Professional Training of Teachers, Ministry of Education (MoE), was the Chief Guest at the award ceremony and she gave away prizes to the winners.
“It is so good to see the growth of the SAI competition; from when we started the competition in 2003, there were about 100 students and it was conducted only in the Muscat governorate, but now it has gone to all the governorates of Sultanate,” Al Balushi said.
She also thanked all the sponsors and the well wishers behind the success of the SAI Times of Oman Open Essay Writing and Poster Making Competition.
According to the organisers, in the interior regions (other than Muscat), prizes will be handed over to the schools through the Ministry of Education in the respective regions.
A competition was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and under the banner, “Spreading the Light through Human Values.”
“Every participant is a winner in this event as it has given an opportunity to everyone to contemplate values, which itself is an enriching experience that is bound to remain with them during life’s journey,” an SAI coordinator said.
Judges praised the children, who displayed their writing and drawing skills in dealing with the topics, “How to be happy and make others happy” (Grades 1 to 3); “Be a good friend to get a good friend” (Grade 4 to 6); “Value of Time:” (Grade 7 to 9) and “Effects of Media” (Grade 10 to 12).
Each entry was evaluated by three judges, drawn from amongst the professionals and experts in these areas of arts and literature, MoE officials as well as members of the SAI Group.