Kuwait Amir patronizes Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Informatics Award, honors winners

Driving the youth to contribute more to science and technology

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah pose with the winners of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah’s Informatics Award.—Amiri Diwan photos

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah yesterday patronized and attended the 19th edition of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah’s Informatics Award, honoring the winners at Bayan Palace. His Highness the Amir arrived at the ceremony, where he was received by Chairperson of the Award’s Board of Trustees’ Sheikha Aida Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah and members of the Supreme Organizing Committee. The ceremony was attended by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Acting Speaker of the National Assembly Essa Al-Kandari and senior officials. The ceremony started with the national anthem and recited verses from the Holy Quran, then a speech by Sheikha Aida. In the speech, she said the future reveals advancement of digital industries and the expansion of virtual societies, changing cognitive pathways, which requires an improvement in thinking skills, achieved through education, training and modernization.

The ‘medal of informatics’ was obtained by Arab World Professor Dr Belgacem Haba, in addition to 10 winners of the prize from seven Arab countries. The professor delivered a speech, saying that this prize reflected the attention Kuwait gave to scientists, driving the youth to contribute more to science and technology. The Award pioneers a path of building human exploration and development based on digital education, which was reinforced this year at Informatics Academy to contribute to the preparation of an innovative generation. – KUNA