1999 News Story

Women's charitable society presents Centennial exhibition

Governor of Riyadh Province Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz yesterday patronized the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition organized by a women's charitable society on the occasion of the centennial of the event that led to the establishment of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a press statement afterwards, Prince Salman highlighted the support being given to charitable organizations by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz and Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz. The exhibition, he said, embodies the country's heritage and presents a good profile of its unifier, King Abdul Aziz. 

Concerning the role of Saudi women, he stated that Islam preserves women's rights as well as those of men, adding that it is natural for a Saudi woman to work and serve the society within the framework of the teachings of Islamic Shari'ah. He stated:  "Women in this country have been shouldering their responsibility and playing their role, and the organization of this exhibition comes within this framework."  Prince Salman went on to praise the role of Sara Bint Majed Bin Abdul Aziz, remarking: "She has done splendid work for the immortalization of her grandfather, King Abdul Aziz."
Prince Salman also highlighted the role being played by the private sector in the field of charitable works. Philanthropists and the private sector have been unwaveringly shouldering their responsibility both inside and outside the Kingdom.