Isa Cultural Center inaugurates the book “Sakhir .. The Lungs of Bahrain” by Mubarak Al-Amari

In the presence of His Highness the Governor of the South ..

The Isa Cultural Center inaugurated the book “Sakhir .. the lungs of Bahrain” by Mubarak scholar Amr Al-Amari, which chronicles the historical, natural, architectural and economic aspects of the Sakhir region, as well as its political, social and cultural status. in national memory, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Governor of the Southern Governor, His Excellency Mr. Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, Minister of Information Affairs, and His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors, Executive Director of the Isa Cultural Center and a group of intellectuals, thinkers and interested persons.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali Al Khalifa, Governor of the Southern Governor, delivered a speech in which he expressed his pride for the care and great attention that Sakhir witnessed to the Southern Governor from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the place, may God preserve it.

His Highness said that this care contributed to preserving the splendor of the Sakhir region to keep it prosperous and present in its history, noting the attention and care received from His Majesty’s various Bahraini governments, God supports him and His Royal Highness the Prince. Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, God save him and what he received. These governors have a great deal of development and highlight their various historical and cultural aspects.

His Highness emphasized that Sakhir, the lung of Bahrain, is one of the regions in the Southern Governorate, which is a source of pride and pride, together with the villages and towns of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and which constitutes a prominent sign of the authenticity of Bahrain’s past and present.

His Highness touched on important historical aspects attested by the Sakhir region, quoting from the stories preserved in the chest for this region, referring in this regard to what His Majesty personally preserved from the memory of the deceased, God Almighty, His Royal Highness. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, may his soul rest in peace. May God, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid Al Khalifa, may God have mercy on him.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Governor of the Southern Governorate, praised the contents and chapters of the book “Sakhir .. The Lung of Bahrain”, noting the rich cultural and documentary contributions of the Isa Cultural Center. His Highness also praised in this regard the role of the Ministry of Information Affairs in highlighting the various historical and civilizing aspects of the Kingdom of Bahrain, appreciating His Highness for the remarkable effort required by the author of the book, Professor Mubarak Amr Al. -Amari, incorporating the history of the Sakhir region with all its historical, cultural and environmental components. His Highness the Governor confirmed the encouragement and care of the Southern Governor for this cultural heritage in terms of strengthening the principle of community partnership, national belonging and continuity. and fruitful cooperation with different parties.

On his part, His Excellency Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Isa Cultural Center, stressed in his speech that the idea of ​​this book stems from the research of the center to date. and document Bahrain’s most important spatial and natural monuments representing the cultural and historical features of Bahrain, appreciating Mubarak Al-Ammari’s research efforts in documenting the history of the Sakhir region due to its social, cultural and political connotations , as well as its economic and vital importance.

In his speech he added that the Documentation Center aspires to create a historical memory of the regions and monuments that have their place in the national heritage inventory, due to the cultural and social wealth of the Kingdom that stems from its regional density.

The book of the scholar Mubarak Al-Ammari Al-Ammari includes eight chapters, and its preface was written by the late His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalid Al Khalifa, may Allah have mercy on him. The Caliph, as the first innovator, and the achievements and projects of development inaugurated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of the country, God bless him, in the Sakhir region, considering His Majesty, God bless him, the second innovator.

The chapters of the book also included the geological features and wildlife, as well as the natural and vital dimensions of Sakhir, such as the discovery of oil and gas, which made it a major center of economic development in the Kingdom, in addition to urban features such as. palaces, houses, mosques, farms and fountains.

In his book, the author examined the cultural and social aspects of the Sakhir region, such as the Bahraini personalities associated with the region, the advice and poems that were said about the region’s landmarks, and the status of horses, camels. , hawks and hounds, as it is an area frequented by Bahrainis for recreation during the many periods of the year.

Commenting on the book, poet Ali Abdullah Khalifa praised the professional documentary efforts and important research work carried out by the author of this valuable book, Professor Mubarak Amr Al-Ammari, whose research efforts for more than half a century are extraordinary founders. . efforts in the areas of collecting, transcribing, preserving and documenting and classifying various materials of Bahraini popular culture, emphasizing the importance of the country’s memory in the areas of registration, research, study and documentation.

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