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MOH Celebrates Founding Day, Recalls Kings and Citizens’ Contributions
21 February 2024

The Ministry of Health (MOH) celebrated the anniversary of the Saudi Founding Day to commemorate the establishment of the Saudi state by Imam Muhammad bin Saud three centuries ago, as a political entity that achieves unity, stability, and prosperity, and when Diriyah became the capital of the first Saudi state. This celebration comes as an interaction with the Founding Day campaign entitled “Its _Root_ is_ Firmly_ Fixed” and the immortal national occasion.
The Saudi State has designated Jumada al-Thani 30, 1130H, corresponding to February 22, 1727, as the date for the founding of the first Saudi state, when Imam Muhammad bin Saud assumed power in Diriyah in the second half of 1139 AH.
The campaign focused on the symbolism of the “palm tree”, under the theme “its root is firmly fixed,” quoting from the Qur’anic verse (whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches “reach” to the sky), as the palm tree carries the symbolism of stability, and it has been on this land since ancient times, and it holds a long history of stability and prosperity.
The Founding Day commemorates the Saudi State's three centuries, highlights its historical and cultural depth, celebrates its diverse cultural heritage, and pays homage to those who contributed to serving the nation, including imams, kings, and citizens.
Nakhwa Al-Auja symbolizes the pride and honor of the Saudi state. It is an expression of enthusiasm, pride, and belonging to the homeland. The people of the country used to express it in their national chants. “Nakhwa” means the call associated with a society or a state to inspire its people with enthusiasm and pride, while Al-Auja is Al-Diriyah, which is located along Wadi Hanifa with its winding nature.

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