An-Najah Organizes the Official Launch Ceremony of An-Najah Centenary Festival
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, and under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister, Professor Rami Hamdallah, An-Najah National University organized the official launch ceremony of An-Najah Centenary Festival.
The event was attended by Dr. Kherieh Rassas, Representative of His Excellency the Prime Minister, Dr. Hani Nabulsi, Representative An-Najah's Board of Trustees, Mr. Taher Al-Masri, former Prime Minister of Jordan and one of An-Najah's Alumni, Prof. Maher Natsheh, Acting President of An-Najah and Mrs. Rana Bustami, the Spouse of the Prime Minister as well as other notable guests and attendees.
In the opening speech, Dr. Nabulsi commended the role of former chairmen and members of the Board of Trustees who set the pillars of An-Najah. He also expressed his pride of An-Najah which started as a humble school and is now a bacon of excellence in Palestine and the Arab World.
Prof. Natsheh welcomed the attendees and talked about the University history which started as a Nabulsi School in 1918. He thanked everyone who contributed to the advancement of An-Najah which is an academic hub in Nablus and Palestine. He extended his gratitude to President Mahmoud Abbas and Prof. Hamdallah for serving Palestine and always supporting An-Najah.
The event included a short documentary on An-Najah's Journey from Past to Present.
Mr. Al-Masri gave a brief about An-Najah's history and referred to his memories as a student at An-Najah School. He also talked about his relatives who played an important role in the building of An-Najah National University.
Dr. Ma'moun Mubarakeh recited a poem about An-Najah's beauty and achievements.
In her speech, Dr. Rassas said: "I am very proud to be representative of His Excellency the Prime Minister on this glorious day. I would like to convey to you how proud His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas and the Prime Minister of this academic hub which turned into an incubator of innovation, excellence and knowledge in Palestine."
She mentioned that An-Najah since 1918 aimed to invest in the human resources on different levels, and it worked in harmony with the government to develop the outcome of the education process and integrate vocational and technical education into public education.
She concluded: "On behalf of the Prime Minister, I salute the founders and supporters of An-Najah. And all respect to the minds, arms and expertise that built this university. This university which produces promising generations who will be the hope of Palestine's freedom, glory and independence."
Thereafter, the Ministry of Telecom and IT represented by its Minister, Prof. Allam Mousa announced the issuing of An-Najah Centenary Stamp which symbolizes independence and sovereignty of the State of Palestine.
Prof. Mousa unfortunately said that the Israeli occupation has confiscated the stamp.
Then the attendees went to run up An-Najah centenary flagpole at the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The event was concluded by inaugurating An-Najah Journey Museum and Gallery.