El-Beit magazine, published by Al-Ahram Establishment, held a ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate its 19th anniversary at El-Panorama Hall in Al-Ahram's headquarters.
The ceremony was attended by head of Egypt's National Press Authority (NPA) Karam Gabr, chairman of Al-Ahram Establishment Abdel Mohsen Salama, editor-in-chief of Al-Ahram newspaper Alaa Thabet, and a number of foreign ambassadors in Cairo and a group of writers, artists and designers.
Editor-in-chief of El-Beit magazine Sawsan Murad said that though magazine has witnessed significant changes over the past 19 years in terms of management, team work, and the conditions of the institution and the government, the magazine has maintained its mission in spreading beauty and creativity, and maintained its elegance and interest in providing everything new in the scene of creativity and arts in Egypt.
From his side, Gabr praised Murad was able to give the magazine important touches that led it to be the major magazine for the Arab house. "Murad unleashed the magazine from the closed rooms inside the walls of the Al-Ahram Establishment, to the outside world and was able to establish good relations with many ambassadors," Gabr said.
During the ceremony, El-Beit magazine honored its guest of honor Singapore's Ambassador in Cairo Premjith Sadasivan who was awarded a memorial shield for his role in the consolidation of diplomatic, artistic and media relations between Singapore and Egypt.
Editor-in-chief of El-Beit magazine Sawsan Murad honoring Singapore's Ambassador in Cairo Premjith Sadasivan during the ceremony (photo: Ahram)
The ambassador said that he is very pleased with the honor and expressed his appreciation to Al-Beit magazine, saying that "it is the leading magazine for creativity, spreading beauty in Egypt and the Arab world and has a clear footprint".
He stressed that El-Beit magazine leads the creative scene in Egypt and Al-Ahram is the most influential newspaper in the Arab world.
Sadasivan is scheduled to leave Cairo in the coming few days to take up his new job as Singapore's ambassador to Russia.
"I will leave Cairo but I will maintain my relationship with my Egyptian friends," Sadasivan said.