Students unfurl Oman’s largest flag to mark National Day

MUSCAT — Oman’s top institution of higher education has commemorated the 40th National Day by unfurling the country’s largest national flag.

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Published: Thu 25 Nov 2010, 8:18 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:18 AM

The celebrations at the Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) on Monday began with a ‘Loyalty March’ paying allegiance to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said led by Vice Chancellor Dr Ali bin Saud al Bimani, deputy vice chancellors, and senior academics and in which hundreds of students took part.

The largest national flag in the country, measuring 70 metres in length and 40 metres in width, was then unfurled near the university’s open air theatre. Selected students delivered messages of gratitude and appreciation to Sultan Qaboos. The day’s events ended with a poetry and musical evening organised by the Deanship of Student Affairs and an exhibition of photos by the university’s Photography Society displaying 40 major projects implemented in the country in the past four decades of rule by Sultan Qaboos.

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