The National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) on Sunday opened the 26th Future Generation Cultural Festival with a children's operetta on reading and writing as a major tool of building civilization.
The NCCAL is highly concerned with children as the pillar of the future, the Council's Secretary-General Ali Al-Youha said after the opening ceremony held at the Abdul-Aziz Hussein Cultural Center in Meshref district.
He added that children have the lion's share in the NCCAL's plans that support talented and creative ones. He hoped such events will be held through the year.
Al-Youha appreciated efforts by Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, backing children's events and activities.
For his part, Assistant Secretary General for Cultural Affairs at NCCAL Bader Al-Duwaish highlighted the Council's keenness on promoting children's talents through cultural activities.
The NNCAL hosts specialists in developing children's culture and capabilities, both Kuwaitis and foreign ones, out of belief in the role of culture and arts to form a child's awareness and character as well as unleashing creativity.
This 26th Future Generation Cultural Festival is held in cooperation with the Ministries of Education, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Social Affairs and voluntary centers.
The Festival seeks to guarantee building a future generation on the genuine values inherited from the past, director Mariam Salmeen said.
She added that the event that runs as far as March 14 offers various artistic and cultural activities, lectures, children's shows and reading and writing programs.