Manama, HH Shaikha Mariam bint Salman Al Khalifa today patronised the inauguration ceremony of the Southern Governorate's initiative entitled: "The Southern Governorate: Glory and History".
Upon arrival at the Shaikh Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa's Hall at the University of Bahrain, HH Shaikha Mariam was welcomed by Southern Governor, HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.
Ministers, senior guests and scores of the Southern Governorate's dignitaries were also present.
The governor, in a speech, expressed sincere thanks and gratitude to HH Shaikha Mariam for patronising the ceremony, praising her constant support for charitable and humanitarian work across the Southern Governorate.
He said that the Southern Governorate draws inspiration from the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to contact the citizens to meet their needs, noting that the "The Southern Governorate: Glory and History" initiative is in line with the local citizens' demands to preserve the deep-rooted gains and authentic heritage in the governorate.
HH Shaikh Khalifa bin Ali also announced that May 3 of every year will be the "Southern Governorate's Heritage Day" in recognition of the governorate's rich heritage.
Then, HH Shaikha Mariam pressed the inauguration button of the "The Southern Governorate: Glory and History" initiative.
After that, a historical film highlighting the Southern Governorate's landmarks, monuments and authentic values of which the local citizens are proud.
The governor presented HH Shaikha Mariam with a gift in appreciation of her patronage of the ceremony.
Source: Bahrain News Agency