Camping season to kickstart 
on Oct 25

Campers directed to strictly adhere to 
rules and regulations

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Beat)

Published: Sun 21 Oct 2012, 11:43 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 3:11 PM

The camping season 2012-2013 will kickstart on October 25 and continue till March 2, 2013, Southern Governor and Head of the Supreme Camping Season Committee, Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, has announced at a Press conference.

He said the number of campers topped 3,000 last year, pointing out that the committee has allocated eight camping zones for the youth, four for families, three for trade activities and two for companies this year.

He said there are also zones allocated for riding motorbikes and horses.

He welcomed citizens and residents who are wishing to register at the governorate’s building in Awali or via the governorate’s website.

Campers can also register at the Campers Centre after the start of the camping season, he said urging campers to remain committed to hygiene and security rules in order to avert any accident.

Southern Governorate Police Director General and member of the Supreme Camping Season Committee, Colonel Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, said that police officers will be present at the Camping Centre, alongside police patrols, to provide security for the campers and raise awareness for the need to adhere to the camping rules and regulations.

American Endocrinologists’ Association sets up branch

The US Endocrinologists Association has agreed to establish branches in all GCC countries including a diabetes centre in Bahrain.

Gulf Diabetes Centre’s medical director Dr Weaam Hussein has said that the decision to set up the branch comes as a result of strenuous efforts exerted over the last two years by the centre in order to train quality practitioners throughout the GCC region for diabetes treatment and complications.

The branch includes under its umbrella more than 6,000 members worldwide and aims to disseminate awareness in the GCC countries regarding the disease and ways to combat its negative impacts.

Light schoolbag policy 
for public shcools

A student at a primary level in public schools will be given two copies of each textbook, one for home and the second one to keep it at his/her class.

The initiative is part of a policy to make schoolbags of young students lighter to protect them from complications arise out of carrying heavy bags.

The Minster of Education, Dr Majid Al Nuaimi, said last week that this move would be a temporary measure until the full implementation of the e-textbooks project.

“The textbooks at home will be for parents to teach their children, while the ones at schools will be for students to study from during school hours,” he said.

Tamkeen technical 
initiatve spotlighted

The number of women participating in e-learning has topped 200 todate as part of Tamkeen-sponsored Technical programme.

Bahrain Women’s Union has held a joint Press conference with Bahrain Internet Society to shed light on the scheme.

Women wishing to join the scheme are requested to dial 34426784 or surf website http://

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