Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem looks at children's art work Feb. 5, 2018 - Photo courtesy of Cairo Opera House Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem looks at children's art work Feb. 5, 2018 - Photo courtesy of Cairo Opera House

Ministers of culture, irrigation award children’s art prizes

Tue, Feb. 6, 2018
CAIRO – 6 February 2018: Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem and Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty awarded prizes for the nationwide children’s art competition “The Nile Still Runs” on Monday.

The competition was organized by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation to increase awareness of water and Nile issues in Egypt, as well as to encourage the participation of Egyptian children in national events. The event took place at the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation theater.

The event began with an exhibition showcasing the winning children’s artworks that portrayed their view of the Nile River and their ideas for its preservation and maintenance. The exhibition was followed by a musical performance from the children of the Sayyeda Zeinab Cultural Park for Children choir. Concluding the event was the official awarding and certification of the competition winners.

Minister of Culture Inas Abdel-Dayem emphasized the need to celebrate and nurture young artists that show promising potential for the future of Egyptian visual art. She also stated that an awareness program for problems pertaining to the Nile River in the various governorates is currently underway at the Ministry of Culture.

Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty shared his view that this event promises more chances for project collaborations between the two ministries.

Attending the ceremony were Hatem Rabie, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Culture, and Mervat Morsi, the sector director. Also included in the awards ceremony was Egyptian editor and journalist Nadia Mabrouk, who was also awarded for her efforts in increasing awareness of the importance of preserving and maintaining the water of the Nile River.

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