Saudi campaign to Arabize players’ shirts in the new season
Wednesday – 20 Safar 1442 AH – 07 October 2020 AD Issue No. [
Riyadh: Fahd Al-Issa
The Ministry of Sports and Culture launched a campaign to activate the initiative for the Year of Arabic Calligraphy 2020, through the campaign to Arabize names on the shirts of players in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professional Cup League clubs in the new football season.
The initiative aims to strengthen the position of Saudi Arabia as the capital of Arabic calligraphy, and to highlight the art of Arabic calligraphy as a stand-alone art that reflects the richness of Arab culture, as well as stimulating the practices of Arabic calligraphy at the level of institutions and individuals, and providing support to specialists and talented in it, and working to spread the culture of using Arabic calligraphy among young people, and unify Efforts of the concerned sectors and individual initiatives that seek to preserve the art of Arabic calligraphy and protect it from disappearing.
For his part, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, said, “In light of the continued support of the Crown Prince, I am pleased to announce the participation of the sports sector in the activation of the“ Year of Arabic Calligraphy ”initiative by Arabizing the names on the jerseys of the Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Professional Cup League clubs for the football season. New in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.
For his part, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, Minister of Culture, said after the launch of this initiative: Our eternal language and our Arabic line in the stadiums, and the next is more beautiful, thanks to the supporter of culture Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince, and thanks go to Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Faisal, Minister of Sports and his team, And for employees of the Ministry of Culture.
Dr. Rajaa Allah Al-Salami, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Sports, explained that this initiative comes with pride in our Arab identity and in the beauty of its cursive letters, adding: The Arabic language adorns the shirts of the players of the Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Professional Cup League clubs.
This initiative was well received by the football fans in Saudi Arabia through the social networking site “Twitter”, especially as it comes to embody the Arab identity and be proud of the beauty of Arabic calligraphy.
Over the past years, Saudi clubs have put their players ‘names in the English language on their players’ shirts, but the new decision will prevent this in recognition of the Arabic calligraphy and in order to activate this initiative that aims to consecrate the Arabic language and support it at the Saudi sports level.
The Saudi Ministry of Culture has recently carried out more remarkable cultural activities that confirm its conduct according to an ambitious vision by the Minister Prince Badr bin Farhan Al Saud.
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