The ceremony to honor winners of Kuwait's 20th Grand Quran Memorization and Recitation Competition was held at Bayan Palace on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, under the patronage and attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Upon arrival, His Highness the Amir was received by Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipality Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri.
The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim, Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah 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, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Al-Saleh, senior officials.
The ceremony screened a documentary film about the competition and was followed by His Highness the Amir's honoring of the winners.
His Highness the Amir was also awarded with a commemorative gift during the event.
In his speech at the event, minister Al-Saleh thanked His Highness for patronizing the competition, expressing his happiness over the contest's continuous success in its 20th edition.