The Minister of Interior, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif Al-Saud, ordered that 11 UQU academic and administrative staff members and students be awarded Hajj medals in appreciation of their effective contributions as part of the coordinating team for the volunteering efforts during the exceptional Hajj season in 1441 A.H. The team aimed at improving and activating the Hajj general plan and was organized under the supervision of the General Directorate of Civil Defense.
The UQU President, Prof. Moaddi bin Muhammad Aal Madh-hab, honored the affiliates who received the Hajj Medals for the Hajj season of the year 1441 A.H. while receiving them in his office in the presence of the Vice President for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Ali bin Muhammad Al-Sha`iri, and the officials of the relevant departments in the university.
He lauded the support that the wise government (may Allah safeguard it) extends to the educational process and its research and administrative environment, which enabled the graduation of national cadres with high qualifications who devote their outstanding sciences and knowledge to serve the Hajj and Umrah system. He also praised the keenness of the Minister of Interior, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif Al-Saud, to award Hajj medals to a number of academic and administrative staff members and students as a means of appreciating this university and its scientific status and the research studies it provides in the service of Hajj and Umrah.
He further noted that the university is keeping pace with the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030, particularly in matters related to volunteering work, due to its geographic location in the neighborhood of the holy sites and the sacred mosque. That is to be added to the diversity of its specializations and the distinguished skills of its academic and administrative staff members and students. He then praised the efforts of the volunteers who were honored by the Minister of Interior.
On his part, Dr. Ali Al-Sha`iri said the Hajj medal comes as a sign of appreciation from the Ministry of Interior to the students and academic and administrative staff members who volunteered to serve the pilgrims. He pointed out that the Ministry of Interior has already granted this honor to other university students and affiliates, with the number of those who have been granted this honor exceeding 500. They provided their services in the research, scientific and medical fields, besides the counseling and guidance services for the scout groups.
On her part, the Supervisor General of Voluntary Work and Social Responsibility at the university, Dr. Sumayyah Sharaf, said the medals awarded for the Hajj season of the year 1441 A.H. come in appreciation of the research and scientific participation of the university volunteers, in cooperation with the General Directorate of Civil Defense and in the midst of the exceptional circumstances experienced last year during the coronavirus pandemic. She added that the honor is in return for the outstanding efforts exerted by the volunteers from the College of Medicine, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Hajj and Umrah Services, and the Deanship of Scientific Research, which have had a significant impact on the the general plan of the exceptional Hajj season.
The list of honorees included: