Save the Dream and its message of integrity in sport has been shared by the Asian Air Sports Federation and the Saudi Air Sports Federation which inaugurated on Saturday the program of ‘My King and My Kingdom at the Top’ within the commemoration of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdul Aziz AL Saud of Saudi Arabia.
The program is being launched under the auspices of the Saudi Air Sports Federation and the Asian Air Sports Federation as part of Saudi Arabia’s keenness to promote youth and sports programs.
The event was attended by Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of Saudi Air Sports Federation, Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Musa’ed, the Executive Director for International Relations at Saudi Olympic Committee (SAOC), Mohammed Hanzab, Founder of Save the Dream and Chairman of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), Dr. Mubarak Al Swailem, President of the Asian Air Sport Federation and supervisor of the program ‘My King and My Kingdom at the Top,’ and Captain Fahad Alzakari, Assistant supervisor of the program along with a number of officials in the Saudi Olympic Committee and Saudi sports federations.
The inauguration ceremony, which took place at the Air Sports Site in Banban at Riyadh, witnessed the launching of an introduction program for Save the Dream, a joint initiative of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) supported by technology partner Ooredoo, in Saudi Arabia through the SAOC.
This initiative emphasizes Saudi Arabia’s determination to protect sport values and principles and marked a new milestone for Save the Dream in its global campaign to protect sport integrity values and protect the right of sport for all. The initiative has great symbolic significance in promoting the message of Save the Dream in the region and the world.
The ceremony began by playing the National Anthem of Saudi Arabia and recitation of verses from the Holy Quran.
On the occasion, Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, President of Saudi Air Sports Federation, delivered a speech, in which he welcomed the attendees and guests, stressing that the Anniversary of Allegiance is one of the most important events that brings joy to Saudi people who live in security, safety and prosperity. In this context, Prince Turki praised the Save the Dream program and its inauguration in Saudi Arabia in conjunction with the Pledge of Allegiance’s celebrations, extending thanks to the Saudi Olympic Committee, which offered the opportunity to the Saudi Air Sports Federation to patron the launch of Save the Dream here.
He also praised ICSS Chairman’s ongoing efforts to protect and promote sport worldwide.
For his part, ICSS Chairman, Mohammed Hanzab, stressed in his speech the ICSS’s devotion through the Save the Dream program in cooperation with the Asian Air Sports Federation and Saudi Air Sports Federation, to raise awareness among young athletes and the sport industry and spread values and ethics of integrity in various sports.
Mohammed Hanzab said:
“The cooperation agreement represents a model of an active partnership between the Saudi Olympic Committee and the ICSS to protect children and enable them to exercise in an encouraging and secure environment.”
Dr. Mubarak Al Swailem, President of the Asian Air Sport Federation expressed in his speech pleasure on the occasion of the Anniversary of Allegiance and the signing of a cooperation agreement aimed at implementing Save the Dream. He also thanked all those who contributed to the preparation of the event, praising the ICSS’s role and mission under the leadership of its Chairman Mohammed Hanzab.
Various air shows performed by aircrafts, accompanied by a security Air team at the Saudi Royal Guards, displaying the theme ‘My King and My Kingdom at the Top” and the Save the Dream’s logo then took place.
An aircraft carried the Anniversary of the Pledge of Allegiance’s Flag, which illustrated pictures of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the theme “My King and my Kingdom at the Top”. A Save the Dream logo, measuring 20m × 3m, designed and produced in the United States, was carried by aircrafts that flew high above the Saudi capital Riyadh’ s skies as part of the celebrations.
Glider planes provided by the Earth and Space Club also displayed the Save the Dream’s logo in the Saudi skies along with the participation of 200 Saudi scouts wearing Save the Dream’s T-shirts and caps.
At the end of the ceremony, Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz honoured Mohammed Hanzab, Founder of Save the Dream and ICSS Chairman, Save the Dream program along with a number of Saudi government officials.
For his part, ICSS Chairman honoured Prince Turki bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz, Asian Air Sports Federation, the Saudi Air Sports Federation and the SAOC.