Muscat: Schools and universities across the Sultanate paid tribute to Oman on the 48th National Day on November 18.
At Gulf International School, students were treated to a cultural event featuring traditional Omani food, arts and crafts.
“All the people of Oman celebrated and expressed their loyalty and gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the Government,” said David Karelse, Principal of Gulf International School.
“Every year, it gives us great pleasure to celebrate Oman’s National Day. We have students from some 25 different nationalities in our school and we are able to share the joy with our students and parents from across all nationalities,” added Meena Annie Mathews, Member of the school’s management team.
“It is very heartwarming to see our students and parents actively involved in the celebrations; through the activities, we learn more about the culture, values and traditions of this beautiful country we all call home.”
In Madinat Qaboos, students of OurPlanet International School also celebrated the festive occasion.
Natalie Francis, EAL Coordinator at the school, told the Times of Oman, “OurPlanet International School was a sea of red, white and green as the students, staff and parents celebrated Oman’s National Day. Every student, both Omani and International, native and non-native Arabic speakers, took the stage to perform a range of songs, sharing his/her love for Oman.”
The love for Oman was also displayed at the Indian School Al Ghoubra, which organised a special assembly in honour of the 48th National Day.
Students were treated to a presentation celebrating the achievements of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, as well as a host of other activities including traditional Omani dancing and a quiz on the history of Oman.
Meanwhile, university graduates also joined the celebrations. At Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), students were treated to a parade in front of the campus’ most famous landmark.
Beyond the borders of Oman, the world also joined the Sultanate in its celebrations, with Omani students in Ireland, Australia, and the United States marking the festive day.