Jordan, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, has marked the occasion with a number of parades and rallies.
Jordan, this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, has marked the occasion with a number of parades and rallies. Last weekend, members of the country's youth organisations, played their part in the celebrations by marching through the capital Amman. The parade ended at the Al-Hussein College where the young men had organised a handicraft exhibition. Later merit awards were presented.
SYNOPSIS: Several hundred members of Jordan's youth organisations staged a parade through Amman as part of the country's 50th anniversary celebrations. The march began from Jabal, Amman.
All the boy scout groups in Amman took part in the parade. They carried banners, flags and portraits of King Hussein. Throughout the year a number of parades have been organised to mark the 50th anniversary of the setting up of Jordan, but this is by far the largest so far presented by the young of the country.
The parade wound its way through Amman watched by several thousand people who lined the streets. The destination for the marchers was the Al-Hussein College where a handicraft exhibition had been organised.
Mr. Tharwat Talhouni, the Governor of Ammna, was among the many Government officials at the exhibition. After inspecting the exhibits, he presented merit awards to youth's who had shown exceptional skill.