Children draw ideas to preserve river at The Nile Is Still Flowing competition

Nada Mahgoub , Thursday 8 Feb 2018

The event aimed at drawing attention to the importance of Nile conservation

The Nile Is Still Flowing
The Minister of Culture Ines Abdel Dayem, and the Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty meet the young people who participated in The Nile Is Still Flowing competition (Photo: courtesy of the Ministry of Culture Media Office)

The Nile is Still Flowing, a youth drawing competition organized by Egypt's ministry of culture and ministry of water resources and irrigation, concluded on Monday with a celebratory distribution of awards.

The event, which took place on the theatre stage at the ministry of water resources and irrigation, began with a display of children’s paintings depicting the Nile as the main source of life in Egypt.

Children then presented their ideas on how the river could be best protected.

Later on, Al-Sayeda Zeinab Culture Garden children's choir took the stage and performed several songs from its repertoire.

The celebration concluded with the bestowing the prizes and honourary certificates to the winning children.

The event was attended by Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem and Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Aty.

The celebration was also attended by Other prominent public figures were in attendance, including Under-Secretary of the Higher Council of Culture Hatem Rabe'a and director of the National Children's Culture Center Mervat Morsy.

Speaking during the event, Minister Abdel-Dayem commented that “the artwork of the children shows talents of the future artists reflecting the importance of water conservation.”

She added that the ministry agenda includes setting a plan for the upcoming period that aims to increase awareness concerning water problems in all governorates through the use of cultural expression.

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