MUSCAT: Joining millions of people from across the sultanate to celebrate the safe return of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said to Oman, more than one thousand Sohar Aluminium (SA) employees and contractors took part in a series of jubilant activities to express their deep love and appreciation for the country’s visionary leader.

The joyful celebrations began at the company’s headquarters in Sohar, which was adorned with red, green and white and vibrated with national songs coupled with traditional Omani folklore performances by the Liwa based ‘Liwa Band’.

SA employees and contractors were then invited to a gathering at the company’s Training and Development Centre where SA CEO, Said al Masoudi, gave a welcome note followed by the Omani national anthem. The crowd were filled with pride as they listened to a poem recited by Omani poet Sheikh Saeed al Zuhliy welcoming His Majesty the Sultan home. The SA family then enjoyed traditional Omani shuwa and halwa to share the momentous occasion together.

“Today, we celebrate a visionary leader who has transformed our country into a safe, stable, economically powerful and thriving nation,” said Masoudi. “45 years ago, His Majesty the Sultan promised his people a happier future and asked us all to play a part in achieving this duty. Since inception, Sohar Aluminium has been instrumental in following His Majesty’s directives through sustainably contributing to the wellbeing of the communities we serve, the local economy and to the country’s overall prosperity.”

He added, “Words cannot express our happiness and joy for His Majesty the Sultan’s safe return to our beloved Oman and we wish him continued good health as he leads the country from strength to strength.”

SA also organised a fun filled day for the community at Safeer Mall in Sohar. Over 1,000 children and adults attended it.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily