Interior Minister honours winners of MOI Quran Competition

Manama, The final ceremony of the sixth Interior Ministry Quran Competition was held on Tuesday under the patronage of General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdullah, the Minister of Interior. The Chief of Public Security and Interior Ministry Undersecretary attended. The Interior Minister honoured the top winners in each category, the children of the fallen and injured servicemen, members of the organising and evaluating committee, and the directorate with the highest number of winners. The minister emphasised that holding this annual competition was aligned with the approach of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and his efforts to serve Islam and the Quran and care for Quran memorisers and centers, which reflects the essential role of the Quran in promoting society, unity and community cohesion. He highlighted the Quran serving milestones in the era of the King, including the royal patronage of the annual Grand Bahrain Quran Competition. The minister commended the government's role led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, in fostering Quran-serving efforts and promoting tolerance by supporting Quran memorising and learning centres and the efforts of the General Directorate of Guard for organising the event. The Interior Minister said that the Holy Quran is a source of moral motivation for the ministry's personnel, commending the turnout at the competition which coincides with the last ten days of Ramadhan. The competition attracted 210 contestants in its various categories. The two categories added this year are for the children of the Interior Ministry's affiliates and the second for the beneficiaries of alternative and open prisons. Other categories include recital, Athan, memorising three parts, Hadith and memorising for females. Source: Bahrain News Agency