Bahraini Women’s Day 2015 logo launched

This year, the day celebrates the contributions of Bahraini women under the theme: “Women in the financial and banking sector.”

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat)

Published: Sun 19 Apr 2015, 10:47 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:53 PM

In cooperation with the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has  launched the official logo for Bahraini Women’s Day 2015.

Each year, the Bahraini Women’s Day, held under the patronage of Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King, and the President of the Supreme Council for Women, recognises Bahraini women’s achievements in a particular sector.

This year it celebrates the contributions of Bahraini women under the theme: “Women in the financial and banking sector.”

The logo was circulated to all financial and banking institutions licensed by the CBB as the industry launches a series of events promoting the role of women in the sector and their development.

This includes a series of mentoring programmes leading up to a main conference on “Women in banking and finance” on November 30, which will be held ahead of the annual Bahraini Women’s Day on  December 1.  In support of these events, the CBB renewed its invitation to all financial and banking institutions to support the campaign.

Minister felicitates winners of Math Olympiad contest

Education Minister Dr Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi has honoured the students who performed well at the 4th edition of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Mathematics Olympiad, recently held in Kuwait.

The Kindergartens director and Mathematics Olympiad coordinator, Dr Huda Al Awadhi, introduced the winners and participants to the minister who congratulated them on their good performance.

Dr Al Nuaimi stressed the importance of encouraging students to take part in such competitions which help them in honing their skills.

Indian School student Maheeb Mohammed Talaat clinched the silver medal.

Bronze medals were awarded to Fatima Mohammed Aman (Khawla Secondary School for Girls), Anas Ahmed Fathi Zaidan (East Riffa Secondary School for Boys) and Mohammed Jaber Salman Dawed (Arabian Pearl Gulf School).

MoH carries out routine vaccinations

The Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health (MoH), Dr Mariam Al Hajeri, said last week the ministry is keen to keep itself abreast of the latest local, regional and international developments in line with the international immunisation initiative under the slogan “filling the gap of immunisation and completion of vaccinations”.

She said that following the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the recommendations of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Immunisation committee, routine vaccinations are regularly carried out in the light of latest developments. The public health directorate will introduce the “smallpox” vaccine for children and expand preventative anti-hepatitis (B) vaccine to include all neonates at the time of birth used to be given to two-months old infants, she said.

40% of public park construction completed

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning’s Director of Municipal Services, Ibrahim Yousef Al Jowder, has said that 40 per cent construction work at the Halat Bu Maher (flying) park has been completed.

The public park has been constructed on a space of 1,453 square metres in the fifth constituency’s block 216, Muharraq governorate.

The first flying park in Bahrain comprises two floors. The  first floor has been designed as car parking lots to serve the park visitors and residents of the area, he said.

Final completion of construction works is scheduled for the third quarter of this year (2015).

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