Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas...

May your heart be lifted in praise this Christmas 
for the wonderful gift of Jesus 
and the joy He brings to our lives. 
Have a wonderful Christmas 
and a Blessed 2011

Jisha Madhu

Sunday, December 5, 2010

40th National Day Celebrations in Oman

Sultan Qaboos bin Said on 40th National Day of Oman
November 18th 2010 was Oman’s 40th National Day. Monday, 29th November , 2010 was celebrated as the Festival Day of the same. Under the glorious reign of  His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, this country in the Gulf region has acquired a prestigious position among the GCC as well as other world nations in various aspects.

18th November, 2010
His Majesty  Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Supreme commander of the Armed Forces, presided over the military parade on Thursday (18th Noember) evening at the military parade ground at Al Hism al Shumookh to mark the Sultanate’s 40th National Day. Units of the Sultan’s Armed Forces(SAF), Royal Guard of Oman (RGF), and Royal Oman Police (ROP) took part in the same.

Muscat is  fully lighted up with lights in red, green and white (the national colours). This can be  seen everywhere, on highways, commercial and residential buildings. It is a great pleasure to take a trip from Muscat to Seeb area. The colourful lights all the way... awsome... can't describe the joyful feelings in words........  Holiday mood everywhere... We, being the 'expatriates'  are also indulging in the celebrations as the natives do. The same patriotic feeling we feel when saluting the tricolour Indian national flag, we experience here when we see Oman's national flag also.That's the spirit. In Indian schools, there were school assemblies on this occasion. Kids attended the assembly wearing  national flag's coloured  outfits and in Omani dresses waving Oman national flags .. Celebrations everywhere.... 
LIghts everywhere..