In keeping with its tradition of the past five years, Sharjah Media Centre (SMC) will be celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan by hosting the fifth Ramadan Majlis, from June 12 to 20, at Al Majaz Amphitheatre in Sharjah.
Held in a special Ramadan tent on Al Majaz Island in the heart of Khalid Lagoon, the fifth Ramadan Majlis will see five exciting and intellectually stimulating sessions with a galaxy of public figures, intellectuals, artists, scholars, authors, sportspersons and media personalities taking part in debates and interactive discussions in the spirit of promoting a culture of dialogue.
Headlined "In the Culture of Dialogue", the fifth Ramadan Majlis sessions will be held after the Taraweeh prayers and once again promise to be highly interactive and fruitful covering a gamut of issues and interests. The SMC Ramadan Majlis will see the presence of high-profile public figures, including ministers, artists, intellectuals and sports personalities who will share their experiences and views with the select audience.
Announcing the fifth Ramadan Majlis, Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Centre, said, "The Ramadan Majlis initiative was unveiled by Sharjah Media Centre five years ago, as part of our efforts to spotlight the cultural vision of the Emirate of Sharjah. This reflects the ideas of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, who believes in promoting a culture of dialogue and respect for others, encouraging harmony, love, and tolerance among all sections of the community and larger humanity."
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi said, "Taking advantage of the spirit of the Holy Month, we are looking to use the SMC Ramadan Majlis as a platform for meaningful intellectual dialogue, in line with the approach of the Emirate of Sharjah and the UAE in promoting tolerance and building a culture of dialogue. Dialogue is important within the Islamic culture and necessary to exchange knowledge during sessions that discuss various issues and concerns facing society."
The first session of the fifth Ramadan Majlis will be held on Sunday, June 12, headlined "Women Leading Excellence Dialogue". It will focus on the evolution of women's empowerment in the UAE from the establishment of the Union until the present day. Guest speakers include HE Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Khawla Al Mulla, Chairperson of Sharjah Consultative Council, Dr. Mona Al Bahar, Acting CEO of Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children and Aisha Sultan (moderator) founder and director of Dar Waraq Publishing House, Dubai.
The focus will be on the factors behind the absence of young talent from purposeful theatre works. A long-time patron of theatre, His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has stressed the need to encourage and support young Arab artists in this exclusive field. -