(Second row, from left) Captain Khalifa Al-Rashid, KSSC Chairman Fahad Al- Fahad, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Information and Youth Affairs Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al- Sabah are pictured with children at the ceremony
(Second row, from left) Captain Khalifa Al-Rashid, KSSC Chairman Fahad Al- Fahad, HH the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and Information and Youth Affairs Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al- Sabah are pictured with children at the ceremony

KUWAIT: His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah attended the ceremony of the 27th Pearl Diving Commemorative Trip, which took place recently under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah. The ceremony was held at Bayan Palace yesterday. During the event, His Highness the Crown Prince received Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al- Sabah, Director General of the Public Authority for Youth and Sports Sheikh Ahmad Mansour Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, Deputy Director General of the authority Ahmad Al- Khazal, Chairman of Kuwait Sea Sport Club (KSSC) Fahad Al-Fahad and participants of the expedition, organized by KSSC from August 6 to 13. His Highness the Amir pays much attention towards preserving the old Kuwaiti tradition of diving to teach youth the values of cooperation and loyalty between society members, said His Highness Sheikh Nawaf in his opening speech. Meanwhile, His Highness praised the efforts of participants from the UAE and Bahrain to create a successful experience out of the diving expedition.

Struggle and efforts The Minister of Information on his part noted the importance of reminding youth of the struggle and efforts “of our ancestors who faced the dangers of diving to make a living.” The expedition had taught about 200 youth the values of patience and unity in facing challenges, amidst severe weather conditions, he added. KSSC Chairman Fahad also delivered a speech in the ceremony, where he noted that the expedition aimed to attract attention towards protecting marine environment and fish resources, an initiative presented by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) last year. The trip’s theme ‘Those are my sons’ represents the aim behind the event, which is brining all segments of the Kuwaiti society closer, he noted. The theme follows the famous sentence said by His Highness the Amir upon his arrival at the scene of Al-Sadeq Mosque terrorist explosion last June, he added. — KUNA