Nov 16 2011 : Tweets by @mujeebjaihoon
The hall is filled with journalists and dignitaries.
The Reality Of Arab Culture In The Spotlight is the theme of this seminar. Dr Abdulla Omran Taryam is moderating.
I am listening to the Arabic translation.
“Artists have always had patronage from the rulers”
“Economy and Arts need one another for society to progress”
Cultural investment is the need of the hour.
Delegate from Qatar speaking. He is grateful to #SheikhSultan for his guidance&advice for developing cultural initiatives in Qatar
“we are living in the best era of communication and technology. So let us be positive”
Fear makes us see only the thorn and NOT the rose. #shjibf
” #ArabSpring erupted primarily due to the suppression of culture. Freedom is essential for culture to grow”
“books for building a sense of identity is v important” #shjibf
“Inter faith collaboration and diversity is required to foster culture in Arab world” #shjibf
“#SheikhSultan was involved with theatre since student days”
UAE delegate now talking. He was given a gift when he was in primary school by Dr Sheikh Sultan
“#SheikhSultan has made Sharjah breathe culture as it breathes oxygen”