27th Future Generation Cultural Festival kicks off

KUWAIT, March 24 (KUNA) — The National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) inaugurated on Thursday the 27th Future Generation Cultural Festival.
The cultural event, to last until March 31st, includes a number of children theatrical shows, as well as fine art and reading workshops.
The festival coincides with Kuwait’s celebration as a the Capital for Islamic Culture 2016, and will highlight Kuwait’s civilized and cultural role in sponsoring future generations, the Council’s Secretary-General Eng. Ali Al-Youha said in his opening speech on behalf of NCCAL’s President Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
Children are the strategic human storage that should be protected and raised by intellectual and cultural values in order to perform their roles in serving their country when they become adults, Al-Youha said, confirming the Kuwaiti political leadership faith in sponsoring the youngsters out of moral principle and constitutional right.
Providing the appropriate environment that grants the children the foundations of social, interactive, and mental growth is very important, he noted, adding that this year’s festival is filled with cultural with artistic activities.
Al-Youha also stressed the importance of providing a special culture for the children that fits each stage of their growth and helps them develop correctly in order to achieve an integrated educational system for the future generations, noting that Kuwait has always kept up with the international interest in children culture and literature.
For his part, NCCAL’s Assistant Secretary General for the Culture Sector Mohammad Al-Asousi stated to KUNA that the festival has become a distinctive cultural landmark at the Council, especially since it carries an important strategy in the development of children’s’ conscious through various cultural actions.
The opening ceremony was followed by the Khalifa Al-Qattan’s 10th Formative Art Workshop for children and youngsters, themed “Youngsters’ Creativities in Islamic Arts” and will last until March 26th.
It is a drawing contest for children, which aims at encouraging them to improve and refine their artistic talents and creativities through formative drawing and painting.
The festival also saw the launch of an interactive gallery entitled “Faith Sprouts Train”, held in cooperation with “Faith Sprouts” magazine of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Ministry.
Moreover, the event included a theatrical children show entitled “Sindbad in the Dark Island”, which is written by Abdullah Abdulqudous and presented by Hadef team. (end) mdm.amh.ma