Muscat – H H Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, on Wednesday presided over a ceremony organised by Women’s Club for Sports and Cultural Creativity to mark Omani Women’s Day. The minister also unveiled the brand identity for the club at the same function.
‘Omani women proved their efficiency in many areas and acted as basic partners in the country’s march of prosperity over the past years of the renaissance as desired by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik,’ said H H Sayyid Theyazin in a statement. He noted that His Majesty the Sultan affirmed that ‘citizen’s partnership in building Oman’s present and future constitutes a basic pillar of national action’.
The inauguration of the club, H H Sayyid Theyazin said, is a clear indication of the Royal care and attention accorded to women by His Majesty the Sultan. ‘The event signals a renewed call for women to efficiently play their role alongside men and to keep pace with the requirements of this era, while at the same time taking pride in their identity and their ability to innovate and excel wherever they might be’.
At the outset of the ceremony, H H Sayyid Theyazin toured an exhibition marking the occasion. He took note of samples of Omani women’s accomplishments in various fields of sports, culture and youth.
Sayyida Sana Hamad al Busaidi, president of the Club, said that Omani women have enjoyed lofty status since the dawn of the blessed Renaissance. This attention, she added, enabled women to shine as partners to domestic development. The designation of ‘Omani Women’s Day’ is yet another manifestation and celebration of women’s role and a reaffirmation of their high prestige, said Sayyida Sana.
Sayyida Sana added that the club is considered the first women’s institution of its kind aimed to enhance women’s contribution to various aspects of cultural, sports and youth action. She added that the club would empower women to carry out social roles more competently and confidently. H H Sayyid Theyazin later unveiled the club’s identity that symbolises leadership and reflects the club’s confidence, progress and social traditions.