HH Shaikh Khalid congratulates competition winners
TDT | Manama
Supreme Council for Youth and Sport (SCYS) first deputy chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) president His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa congratulated the “Your Talent at Home” competition winners.
The event was held in line with His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s directives to embrace Bahraini youth through initiatives that will create a suitable atmosphere for them to show their energies and talents in various life areas, HH Shaikh Khalid said.
The contest also supports the efforts made by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, and is according to the precautionary measures and social distancing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, HH Shaikh Khalid added.
He also praised the efforts made by His Majesty the King’s Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs representative, National Security Advisor and SCYS chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa to develop a strategy that includes plans and programmes to raise the competence level of Bahraini youth.
HH Shaikh Khalid stressed that the competition supports this strategy by pushing youth to participate, interact, and develop their capabilities, with the aim of creating a generation that is capable of building and developing various fields in Bahrain. The event covered acting, singing, performing, magic, strumming, painting and acrobatics.
It featured two categories: the first was for entrants aged 16 and above, which was won by Mazen Najeeb, and the other was for youngsters aged 15 and below, which was claimed by Saud Jumaa. HH Shaikh Khalid allocated prizes worth more than $60,000 for the winners, with Najeeb bagging $20,000 and Saud taking home $15,000.
The second and third-placers in both categories also came away with cash prizes. HH Shaikh Khalid said: “We are proud of the Bahraini talents, who have always demonstrated that they are a beacon of excellence and creativity in our society.
“The competition clearly reflected the creative capabilities that young people in the Kingdom of Bahrain have, and which can be employed in the service of various fields.” HH Shaikh Khalid added that Bahraini youth are “distinguished by their desire, ambition and their great endeavours, seeking to give back to their nation, and to truly participate in its growth and development”.
HH Shaikh Khalid also expressed appreciation for the great efforts made by the Ministry of Information Affairs, headed by Ali bin Mohammed Al Rumaihi, for allocating a special studio to contribute to the programme’s success. Al Rumaihi commended the special attention and care provided by HH Shaikh Khalid to young Bahrainis through such successful initiatives.
Al Rumaihi, who visited the final stage of the competition, said that the initiative was a great opportunity for Bahraini youth to use their talents, enhance their aptitudes, strengthen their self-confidence, and develop their creative capabilities in a way that empowers them and contributes to improving society.
The Information Ministry is keen to harness all potential to ensure the success of the competition and all initiatives by HH Shaikh Khalid, Al Rumaihi added. The ministry broadcast a special programme to cover the competition’s final, which featured reports on HH Shaikh Khalid’s initiatives to support Bahraini youth by creating a suitable environment to use and enhance their potential and talents.