KUWAIT, Feb 29 (KUNA) -- UNESCO/late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah Prize to Promote Quality Education for Persons with Intellectual
Disabilities 2011, held Wednesday award ceremony, under the patronage and with
the presence of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
at Kuwait University theater in Khaldiya.
HH the Amir was received by Minister of Education and Minister of Higher
Education Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf and Kuwait's Representative to the UN
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Ambassador Dr. Ali
The ceremony was attended by HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad
Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Ahmad Abdulaziz Al-Saadoun,
senior sheikhs, Deputy Chief of the Kuwait National Guards Sheikh Mishaal
Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, HH Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah,
Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Jaber
Al-Sabah and and Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah
Al-Sabah and senior state officials.
Minister Al-Hajraf, in a speech at the opening ceremony, said that "Kuwait
appreciates the UNESCO achievements in educational, scientific and cultural
spheres, as HH the Amir stresses the importance of projects of the
organization, which was sponsored by the Kuwaiti Government and the Kuwait
Foundation for the Advancement of Science."
For his part, UNESCO Assistant-Director General for Social and Human
Sciences. Dr Hamad Al-Hammami said this award, shows the late Amir Sheikh
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah interests in humanitarian area and development, adding
that the Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokva announced Dr. Douglas Biklen,
from the United States, as a winner.
Dr. Biklen thanked HH the Amir and UNESCO National Commission, Al-Hajraf,
jury members of award.
Later, a cultural film about late Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah was
shown before HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a
commemorative gift. (end)
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