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Abu-Ghazaleh: Al Karamah symbolizes citizenship, loyalty, hard work and faith

17-Apr-2018 | Source : AG-IP News | Visits : 4207
Abu-Ghazaleh: Al Karamah symbolizes citizenship, loyalty, hard work and faith
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IRBID, Jordan - HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh patronized a ceremony honoring outstanding students from Toledo Community College for Technical and Vocational Education in Irbid governorate, in the presence of Chairman of the College's Board of Trustees Parliamentarian Abdullah Obiedat, Chairman of the Board of Directors Imad Ibrahim, College Dean Dr. Bassam Saadi, faculty and staff of the College.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh was received by the governorate leaders and dignitaries at the ceremony which was held as part of the college's golden Jubilee of the Battle of Karamah commemoration.

During the ceremony, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that: "Karamah (Arabic word for dignity) does not only refer to military victory but also winning over everything and it combines citizenship, loyalty, hard work and faith."

He added: "The economic hardships that we face today must drive us towards producing knowledge rather than purchasing it. We cannot wait for governments to provide us with miracles. The services we receive from them depend on our limited revenues. Prosperity and development are built by citizens who maximize the value of work and search for means to achieve leadership, innovation and knowledge production. Through these, the national economy and production will be enriched at most, and the transformation to an all-segment productive community can be achieved."

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh highlighted the Finnish experience as a role model, noting that Finland shares similarities with Jordan in terms of population, area, capabilities and limited resources. However, contrary to Jordan, Finland depends on a knowledge-based economy and, hence, succeeded in becoming one of the most stable and economically-developed countries enhancing its economy to the amount $180 billion gross domestic product, compared to Jordan’s GDP of 40$ billion, by assigning work and production to all its citizens and focusing on entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, innovation and invention.

Abu-Ghazaleh stressed that: "In Jordan, we have the loyalty to our country and its Hashemite leadership and unparalleled national unity that the Arab World as a whole should have. However, we must enrich this by  productive work that will transform our society from a knowledge consumer and importer to a producer."

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh referred to the recently established 'Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University College for Applied Business and IT’ which will open its doors to students next September. The College, according to Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh, aims at producing innovative graduates who will have to create a new feasible invention as a graduation requirement.

For his part, Dr. Saadi welcomed Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh saying: "The graduation of students with the experience and knowledge and the ability to develop and create is a form of loyalty to the heroic martyrs who sacrificed for the sake of our beloved country."

In addition, retired Major General Dr. Qasim Mohammad Saleh highlighted the lessons learned from the Battle of Karameh, the achievements fulfilled by the Arab Army led by the late King Hussein Bin Talal and the determination, sacrifice, resistance and victory that prevailed among the soldiers and the people.

During the ceremony, a number of participants delivered speeches, recited poems and presented paintings recalling the heroisms of Al Karamah martyrs. The ceremony also included the honoring of a number of leaders of the northern region who excelled in serving the national community and represent the embodiment of loyalty and citizenship concepts.

In addition, a photography exhibition displaying the Battle of Karamah was held in cooperation with the Moral Guidance

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