His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sponsored and attended the ceremony held Wednesday 17th December, 2014, at Bayan Palace to honor the winners of the 14th edition of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Informatics Award.

His Highness the Amir was warmly received at the avenue by Head of the Award's Board of Trustees Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and members of the organizing committee.

The ceremony was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, former National Assembly speaker Jassim Mohammad Al-Kharafi, senior Sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, and senior officials.

The ceremony began with playing the national anthem, and then reciting verses of the holy Quran.

Afterwards, Sheikha Aida gave a speech in which she expressed gratitude for His Highness the Amir's patronage of the award and voiced pride of the recent UN honoring and proclamation of His Highness the Amir as a "Humanitarian Leader" and of Kuwait as a "Humanitarian center".

Then a documentary about the UN honoring of the His Highness the Amir was displayed.

Member of the Award's Higher Organizing Committee Hassan Al-Hamadi noted that among the winners of this edition is the American engineer Steven J. Sasson who invented the digital camera in 1975.For his part, Sasson voiced appreciation of Kuwait, His Highness Amir and the Award's Organizing Committee for honoring him.

Organizing Committee Member Bassam Al-Shimmeri also delivered a speech highlighting the main stages in the history of the award and its development.

Then His Highness the Amir handed the winners their awards and expressed them more success and prominence.

The event concluded with granting an honorary shield to the sponsor of the ceremony, His Highness the Amir.


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