Muscat: The Sultanate of Oman celebrates the annual day of globally influential Omani figures listed in Unesco list, which falls on February 10 of each year.
The celebration aims to shed light on the cognitive and scientific legacy of the influential Omani figures at the local and global levels. The first important Omani historic event included in this programme is the 350th anniversary of the establishment of Jibreen Fort.
The Sultanate of Oman has succeeded in including seven Omani figures and one historic event in the Unesco Programme for Important Historical Events and Globally Influential Personalities, namely: the linguist Al Khalil bin Ahmed Al Farahidi in 2005, and the doctor and pharmacist Rashid bin Omairah Al Hashimi Al Rustaqi in 2013, and Noureddine Al Salmi, an Omani polymath, encyclopaedist and social reformer was included in the Unesco list in 2015 .
The socialite, Sheikh Nour Al Din Abdullah bin Humaid Al Salmi, and doctor and physicist Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Azdi, nicknamed Ibn Al Dhahabi, and Omani poet Nasser bin Salem Al Rawahi, nicknamed Abu Muslim Al Bahlani, were included in 2019, and Omani navigator Ahmed bin Majid Al Saadi in 2021.
In the meetings of the Administrative and Financial Affairs Committee of the forty-second session of the General Conference of Unesco, which was held in November last year, the Sultanate of Oman was able to include two new cultural elements in this programme, namely: the 350th anniversary of the establishment of Jibreen Fort, and the 150th anniversary of the death of the historian and literary poet Hamid bin Muhammad bin Raziq.