State Council celebrates Omani Women's Day
20 Oct 2020
The State Council today celebrated the Omani Women's Day, which falls on 17 October each year, under the patronage of HE. Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Saadi, Secretary-General of the State Council in the presence of several Assistant Secretaries General of the Council, along with the Council's female employees.
The celebration, which comes within the framework of the Council’s keenness to enhance communication with the community by participating in the celebration of various national occasions, included sharing of ideas that highlighted the continuous high appreciation for the role of women in the Omani society and their effective contribution to building their homeland.
The Secretary-General of the State Council delivered a speech at the beginning of the ceremony, in which he said: The celebration comes as a continuation of the Council’s participation in the Sultanate’s celebration of the Omani Women's Day, and it is an occasion that embodies the continued interest of His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tariq, may God protect him - with the vision of the founder of the modern Oman, the late Sultan Qaboos bin Said - may God rest his soul - on the role of Omani women, he expressed His Majesty's appreciation for her effective contribution to the Omani renaissance and her remarkable effort in national development, indicating that this interest has manifested in provision of education, training and employment opportunities for her, and enactment of legislations and laws that guaranteed her rights and supports her position in society.
His Excellency added: This generous sponsorship has resulted in the empowerment of Omani women in all fields and records a remarkable presence in the all fields of work, thus assuring her contribution to the comprehensive development process of our dear country, positioning it strategically within the Gulf and Arab countries.
His Excellency indicated that one of the most important goals and objectives of the celebration of Omani Women's Day is to shed light on her contributions and achievements made to serve the country and society, to enhance societal awareness of their role, and also represents an opportunity for Omani women to enhance their motivation and redouble their efforts to achieve future aspirations that contribute to further consolidating of their position in society.
He pointed out in this regard that the Council has consistently participated in the Sultanate’s celebration of this occasion, realizing its importance in shaping the future of the Omani women's march, by benefiting from the lessons of the past and employing the data of the present.
The Council Secretary General expressed at the conclusion of his speech his pride and appreciation for the employees of the State Council for their role in the successful accomplishment of their tasks at the Council that has enabled Oman to achieve progression in the development of consultative work.
Following this, Maryam Bint Ali Al-Hajriya, Expert in Social Studies at the Office of the Secretary-General of the Council delivered a speech for the Council’s female employees and she shed light on the active presence of women in the State Council. This was followed by a dialogue session that included the success stories of several female employees of the Council and shed light on their efforts that contributed to the success of Council’s work.
During the ceremony, a visual presentation was made that dealt with indicators of women's contributions to development, and a short film that featured the opinion and impressions of the Council’s employees.