IHS, Dubai gets new honorary chairman

DUBAI — Mohan Valrani, a noted industrialist and philanthropist residing in Dubai for over 40 years, is now the new Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Indian High School, Dubai.

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Published: Sat 5 Apr 2008, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:45 PM

The new Vice-Chairman is Dr. L.M. Pancholia. Welcoming the members of the new management committee, Valrani noted that the school had made progress over the years, but as with any organisation there was always a lot of scope for improvement. Identifying areas for improvement and establishing minimum standards of efficiency for all areas of operation is the specific goal of the new management.

Architecture planning

SHARJAH — More than 70 international experts took part in an international conference organised recently by the School of Architecture and Design (SA&D) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) to discuss the diversity of population and growth in the Gulf.

The three-day conference, "Instant Cities: Emergent Trends in Architecture and Urbanism in the Arab World," which began yesterday, discussed present architecture and urban planning practices in the region.

Speaking at the event, Kevin Mitchell, Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate Programmes and Research at AUS and conference co-chair, said, "The conference looks at the issues facing rapidly growing cities in the 21st century, particularly in the Gulf region."

RTA briefs students

DUBAI — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) recently received a group of students from Abu Hanifa Boys Primary Education School at Jumeirah and Al Ibda’a Girls Model School at Al Twar, a Press release said.

The students' delegation was received by the Team of Water Transport Service Promotion at RTA Marine Agency.

Ahmed Mohammed Al Hammadi, Director of Operations and Performance Department at RTA Marine Agency, said the aim of the visits was to showcase the importance of water transport and marine transport services to community members.

Dinosaur exhibition

DUBAI — The dinosaur exhibition from the US called "A.T Rex Named Sue," which was opened on February 28 at the Children's City, is drawing a large number of school children and other visitors, a Dubai Municipality Press release said.

The exhibition organised by the Children's City with the cooperation of Field Museum, Chicago, USA and supported by City of Arabia and McDonald, will continue till May 23.



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