HH Amir patronizes, attends award-distribution ceremony held by top national scientific foundation


Under sponsorship of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) held a ceremony on Wednesday distributing awards and certificates of appreciation for winners of the foundation prizes for 2011.

The ceremony, held at Salwa Sabah Al-Ahmad Hall at Marina Hotel, got underway shortly after HH the Amir arrived at the venue where he was warmly welcomed by Director General of KFAS Dr. Adnan Shehab-Eddine and members of the board.

It was also attended by HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Speaker of the National Assembly Ali Al-Rashed, the former speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, senior sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the National Guards Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Homoud Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and senior state officials.

Dr. Shehab-Eddine, in his inaugural statement made after the ceremony got underway with the National Anthem and recitation of the Holy Book, noted that the occasion coincided with the 50th anniversary of the promulgation of Kuwait Constitution, "around which all Kuwaitis of diverse segments have closed ranks adhering to it for sake of safeguarding the independence….".Kuwait Constitution stipulates that education is a basis for advancement of the society (of Kuwait), Shehab-Eddine stated, also noting that teaching and scientific research remained the foundation for prosperity and progress.

Majid Al-Kathemi, speaking on behalf of the winners expressed gratitude for HH the Amir for his great concern for scientific and literary activities in Kuwait and the Arab world.

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