His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah graced Wednwsday , 18th April , 2012 the awards ceremony of the third Kuwait International Prize for the Holy Quran at Bayan Palace.
The ceremony, sponsored by the Amir, was also attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Parliament Speaker Ahmad Abdelaziz Al-Saadoun, former speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, senior Sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the National Guard Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and a host of senior state officials.
After the customary kickoff with a recitation of the Holy Quran, Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Jamal Ahmad Al-Shihab addressed the gathering, expressing gratitude for HH the Amir's sponsorship of the competition and attendance in the award-giving ceremony.
For his part, Head of the Judging Panel Othman Mohammad Al-Siddiqi extended warm thanks and gratitude to His Highness the Amir for sponsoring this competition.
He expressed appreciation for the warm reception with which both officials and the public received the scholars, judges, and participants in the competition.
Following Al-Siddiqi speech, a documentary about the award was screened.
Then HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah presented awards to the winners and received a token to commemorate this event, upon which he left the venue.