Taking on its mandate of fostering creativity, innovation and early identification of talents amongst the young, Sharjah Youth, an affiliate of Rubu' Qarn Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, is organising the Beacon of the Nation (Manarat Watan) ceremony at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre (JRCC) in Sharjah, which will be officially inaugurated on November 26, and open to the public on November 27.
Themed ‘From Sharjah’s Youth to the World’, the event aims to highlight and celebrate the artistic and creative talents, entrepreneurial capabilities, scientific and technological strengths, sports, language, and life skills of the members of Sharjah Youth, which they will demonstrate to their peers and parents at the event’s multiple platforms, displaying how these skills are fuelling their creativity and shaping their capacity to prepare for the future.
Commenting on the event, Fatima Mohammed Musharbak, Acting Director of Sharjah Youth, said: “Sharjah Youth is committed to empowering youth with the skills that unlock their true potential, which is why we chose ‘Beacon of the Nation’ for the ceremony’s name, from our belief that the Emirate of Sharjah is a guiding beacon for our youth, and a pioneering model in various fields.
She added: “The ceremony’s slogan (From Sharjah’s Youth to the World) reflects our belief that Sharjah is the foundation from which we launch into the world.”
Musharbak noted that the ceremony includes varied shows and activities, including a musical operetta performance by the members that revolves around their achievements, and the vision of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation. On the second day, youth will lead workshops for their peers and the public, strengthening their knowledge in the workshop fields and facilitating knowledge transfer to others.
A live orchestra comprising youth members will enthrall audiences. Having only been established six months ago, the orchestra aims to train and scout musical talents, teach youth basics of music and how to play different instruments through intensive training on the hands of a selection of renowned academics figures in the music field.
The ceremony will host a range of stage performances including puppet and shadow shows, as well as training workshops in these art forms. Sharjah Youth members will also be offering workshops on manga art, acrylic, sand painting, and mandala art.
Through the science and technology platform, young members will conduct a wiring and electrical workshop, and another on the basics of robotics building and programming using VEX, EV3 and NAO systems.
The sports platform will see members presenting freestyle sports and demonstrating their skills in taekwondo, judo, table tennis and badminton.
The ‘Grand Theatre and Cinema’ platform will host four musical performances by the members. The highlight here, apart from the welcome song, are two performances that focus on the values of tolerance and the significance of achieving goals. The musical session will conclude with a performance titled ‘Rubu Qarn’. Movies will also be a key highlight of the event.
In addition, a special youth session will be held for members of the Sharjah Youth Parliament. The ‘Reading Street’ activity, on the other hand, is modelled on a human library where visitors and participants can hear about famous achievers and personalities in the fields of self-development, literature, humanities, history, science and technology.
The ceremony is supported by the Sharjah Broadcasting Authority, Media Sponsor, and Nomada, Support Sponsor.