Bahrain King hails role of youngsters
Manama, March 11, 2011
His Majesty King Hamad on Thursday praised Bahrain’s youngsters for their keenness to contribute to their country’s future.
They have a crucial role to play in the kingdom’s comprehensive development, he said as he received at Al Safriya Palace Supreme Council for Youth and Sport chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
Present were the council’s first deputy chairman, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and a group of Bahraini youngsters who took part in the Youth Dialogue Conference held at the Muharraq Sports Club, Arad, on Tuesday.
Shaikh Nasser submitted to the King the recommendations of the conference, which was held under the theme ‘No to Sectarianism’ and attracted more than 2,500 youngsters.
His Majesty said the youngsters’ quick positive response to Shaikh Nasser’s call for the conference reflected their consciousness and sense of responsibility.
He praised the initiative which, he said, reflected youngsters’ aspiration to engage in a constructive dialogue towards improving their conditions.
He thanked all participants for tabling their recommendations.
Demands which can be achieved now will be implemented soon while those that require to be addressed legally and constitutionally will be referred to concerned authorities for scrutiny, he said.
Other demands which require to be negotiated will be referred to the multi-party national dialogue, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, His Majesty said.
He described the dialogue initiative as a positive step to consolidate Bahrain’s stability and development and achieve all desired hopes and goals.
The youngsters thanked the King for his keen interest in their vision. They also praised his directives which reflected his optimism on the role of youngsters in serving their nation.
Shaikh Nasser delivered a poem to mark the occasion.-TradeArabia News Service