Oman celebrated the 34th Renaissance Day, commemorating yet another milestone in the nation’s illustrious modern history. It’s a day of great rejoicing as the collective thoughts of a grateful people go back 34 years to 23rd of July when the nation was set free from the shackles of poverty, despair and ignorance. A proud country with a rich heritage finally came into its own, led by a young, visionary leader who ushered in a renaissance the abundant fruits of which we continue to enjoy.
Thirty-four years on, Oman is truly on track to achieving its long-standing aspiration to progress and prosperity. Today, the Sultanate of Oman is a far cry from the pre-renaissance image of a reclusive Arab country, its people mired in stagnation, despondency and drift. Three decades of modernisation and growth, orchestrated by the enlightened policies of His Majesty the Sultan, architect of Oman’s modern renaissance, have created the robust underpinnings necessary for the country’s sound future development.
p/s: eventhough i've only been here for 3 years, i do feel proud n enjoy to see the development of the country under the rich n powerful ruling of HM Sultan Qaboos.