Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Fahad Al-Shualah anounced that Ministry of Awqaf is to launch the 10th edition of Kuwait International Prize for Memorizing, Reading and Reciting the Holy Quran on April 9 under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The minister said in a press release that His Highness's patronage of the competition confirms his keenness to support, encourage and honor the memorizers of the Holy Quran. Al-Shualah added that Kuwait has a leading role as a sponsor of the holy Quran affairs by organizing of the Kuwait International Prize for memorizing the Holy Quran, which aims to achieve leadership and excellence, as well as to pay attention to the Quran memorizers of all ages and foster a spirit of positive competition among the contestants, in addition to highlight the cultural aspect of Kuwait as a sponsor of the Holy Quran worldwide.
The Minister reviewed achievements of this award, which made it the most distinguished among the other international contests, as there are some special categories does not available in the other contests, such as the category of the ten modes of recitation, the best tech project serving Quran and the new category made for junior memorizers.
Regarding the scholarly and cultural workshops organized by the Kuwait International Prize for the Holy Quran, during the last nine years, there were 82 workshops, in which 14600 people took a part. While the number of participants in the events 187 parties and bodies from inside and outside Kuwait. The number of visitors to the exhibition held on the sidelines of the award 27450 visitors. It should be noted that the total number of winners in all categories of the prize were 119, including 36 Kuwaiti winners.