His Highness the Amir
attends 12th Qur'an award ceremony

His Highness the Amir attends 12th Qur'an award ceremony

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended on Monday 15th September 2008 , the award ceremony for Kuwait's 12th Grand Qur'an Recitation Competition held at Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah Theater on Kuwait University's Khaldiya Campus.

Upon his arrival, His Highness the Amir was received by Minister of Justice, Endowment, and Islamic Affairs Hussein Nasser Al-Huraiti and President and permanent committee members organizing the award.

The ceremony was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Jassem Mohammad Al-Kharafi, sheikhs, and Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Sabah, high ranking officials, and families of the winners.

The ceremony began with the national anthem and was followed by a speech from Minister Al-Huraiti.

The minister praised His Highness the Amir for his sponsorship of the Qur'an competition which showed relentless efforts in serving every matter related to the holy book.

The minister also cited the Endowment ministry efforts since its establishment to serve the holy book throughout the years, including efforts to establish an Endowment fund for Qur'an teaching and science, organizing Recitation Competition for the Qur'an, establishing Qur'an recitation courses in mosques, and signing endowment agreements with various entities to serve the holy book.

Finally, Minister Al-Huraiti congratulated the winners' parents of this year recitation award, expressing hope that such honor would benefit them and the nation as well.

After the speeches, His Highness the Amir distributed the awards to the winners,  and then he was presented with a commemorative gift on this occasion.

His Highness the Amir left the ceremony with the same warm welcome with which he was received.




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