Under the patronage of His Excellency the President of King Khalid University (KKU), Prof. Dr. Falah bin Raja Allah Al Solamy, the University, represented by the College of Sciences and Arts in Dhahran Al Janoub, held an honor ceremony for the soldiers stationed on the southern border who are participating in the 'Decisive Storm and Restoring Hope' operations from all military departments.
On behalf of the KKU President, and the Vice-Dean for Educational and Academic Affairs, Dr. Saad Al Du'ajim honored 310 soldiers from officers and members of the armed forces, special forces, public security sector staff and field operatives, national and border guards, and the UAE Armed Forces.
During Dr. Du'ajim's speech at the ceremony, he clarified that the honor ceremony emerges from King Khalid University's religious, national and societal message. He emphasized that, "This initiative is to honor the security leaders stationed on the southern border, and as a symbol of gratitude and loyalty to those heroes, and to commemorate them, asking Allah the Almighty to perpetuate our country's security and stability, to support our soldiers, to give them strength and to be merciful to the martyrs. He added, "This initiative is among many initiatives adopted by the university to stand with those who ensure the security of our homeland."
The commander of the Border Guards Sector in Dhahran Al Janoub, Colonel Nasser Al Qahtani, expressed his appreciation for the efforts made by the University and its employees to hold this initiative, which will contribute, 'God willing' to support, encourage and honor the soldiers stationed on the southern borders. He also said, "The deeply rooted relationship between the institutions of this homeland with its security personnel is similar to an unbreakable chain that shows the national cohesion. And what King Khalid University has done today confirms the deeply religious national connections between this nation's institutions and the society."
After that, the ceremony continued with a series of poetry recitals, traditional displays, and performances presented by the Dharan Al Janoub Traditional Band. The ceremony was concluded by giving the honored from various military departments certificates and medals of honor.