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Wed, 04/20/2011 - 12:05
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Kuwait int''l Quran prize finals wrap up

KUWAIT, April 20 (KUNA) -- The finals of Kuwait International Prize for the Memorization and Recitation of the Holy Quran wrapped up Tuesday night amid strong competition in the seven reading traditions' branches.
The judging panel had worked hard throughout the finals, which lasted a week, and most specifically the "all seven readings" branch of the competition in the last day.
Ministry of Awqaf Assistant Undersecretary for Quran Affairs Abdullah Mahdi Barrak hailed His Highness the Amir's sponsoring of the event, which comes as great encouragement to the competitors.
The seven days saw participation by 83 readers from 50 Arab and Islamic states.
General Supervisor of contest committees Yagoub Al-Kanderi meanwhile praised the organization and management of the competition by the staff, and hailed their commitment to helping some competitors overcome difficulties or problems throughout the days of the contest.
The superior organization and devotion of all managers, committees, and other staff is tribute to the State of Kuwait and impresses its cultural development and sophistication upon all those involved or interested in the event, he added. Some visitors said the prize was "the best organized" among such events.
One of the senior guests attending was Othman Mohammad Al Siddiqi, the Director for Holy Quran Societies in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, among others.