Manama: His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa yesterday patronized the eleventh Bahrain First Festival staged by the Education Ministry at the Bahrain National Stadium. HM the King was received upon arrival by Education Minister Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi and government officials amid cheers by tens of thousands of students. UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Erik Solheim was also present.
After the Royal Anthem was played and verses of the Holy Quran cited by Abdullah Al Sa’idi, a student with special needs, the Education Minister, in his speech, thanked HM the King for patronizing the 11th edition of Bahrain First Festival that reflects the strength of the national unity and pride in the Islamic identity that HM the King constantly instills in every Bahraini.The minister added the festival is an expression of love and loyalty to the royal leadership and homeland, noting the ministry’s many honourable achievements made thanks to the royal support and the government.
Education Ministry’s officials presented HM the King with two commemorative gifts, a painting representing Bahraini students’ achievements in the International Tests of Mathematics and Science (TEMS), while the other gift was a copy of the Holy Quran in Braille. HM the King, in his keynote speech, expressed delight in attending this year’s festival themed (Eighteen years of giving) to celebrate the ongoing national achievements.
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