Bahraini National Day celebrations continue with youth-focused programs

MANAMA, Bahrain - In an extension of National Day festivities, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) launched "BNA Kids," an interactive section of the website aimed at promoting national values and human rights

Bahraini National Day celebrations continue with youth-focused programs

MANAMA, Bahrain – In an extension of National Day festivities, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) launched “BNA Kids,” an interactive section of the website aimed at promoting national values and human rights as well as cutting-edge technologies to the country’s youth.

The site offers Bahraini children the opportunity to become correspondents for “BNA Kids,” granting firsthand exposure to the news-making process and developing journalism skills.

Saturday, festivities continue at Arad Fort, where 800 children will launch balloons with messages of unity, hope and love for Bahrain. The event follows a 5k race around Muharraq intended to unite the community.

“It is aimed to bring everyone together to celebrate National Day. It is a first-of-its-kind, free event,” a Muharraq governorate spokesman said.

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This year is Bahrain’s 40th anniversary, marking its independence from Britain in 1971 and King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa’s subsequent leadership. Celebrations began December 16.