ACT celebrated the 46th National Day of Oman on 22 November 2016 with color and fanfare. Preparations for the glorious event started on Sunday with the decoration of the campus. Buildings began to wear a festive look with national flags and colorful balloons, posters and banners everywhere.
The occasion was graced by His Excellency, Abdullah Mohammed Al Balushi, member of Shura Mussanah Wilayat and with him were other members of Shura. After the inaugural function, Dr. Ahmed Ali Ahmed Alshahri, Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs, Ms. Monia Mohammed Al Farsi, Asst. Dean for Student Affairs and Mr. Hamed Juma Hamad AlNaimi, Asst. Dean for Admin and Finance Affairs, escorted them around the campus to observe the festivities.
At 11am, there was a cultural show in the auditorium. Recitation of national poems and songs and some lively stage performances by young children were some of the highlights of the programme.
The participation of primary school children was a major highlight of the programmes this year. Several little children were seen in groups on campus, wearing colorful and attractive traditional clothes and holding the Omani flag.
Other special events included the heritage and Aazi art exhibitions, displays at various academic departments and a speech competition, a fashion show and a fun-filled Tug of War competition held at the ELC.
It was indeed a very happy and enjoyable celebration for the college and it reflected the love and respect of the nationals and expatriates for the Sultanate of Oman.