Bahrain will support advanced learning techniques to promote education and young people’s capabilities: HH Shaikh Khalid
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Bahrain is committed to promoting education by inspiring the youth to develop innovation and creativity as well as supporting their efforts in serving society.
This was emphasised by HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), at the closing ceremony yesterday of the 3rd Khalid bin Hamad Competition for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence Competition which was held under his patronage.
Organised by Bahrain Polytechnic University in collaboration with HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa Media Office, the Information & eGovernment Authority, Microsoft and Almoayyed Computers Middle East, the competition was sponsored by Ahli United Bank (Platinum), Bahrain National Gas Company (Silver) and Ithmar Bank (Silver). Among the supporters of the competition were Bahrain FinTech Bay and ThinkSmart.
HH Shaikh Khalid honoured the winners during the closing ceremony. He also toured the winning projects in various fields and was briefed by the participants about their projects.
HH Shaikh Khalid said: “Holding this prestigious competition comes in line with our desire to implement the instructions of HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to promote education in Bahrain through inspiring our youth’s innovation and creativity as well as support their efforts in serving our society.
“Our aim is to lend a helping hand to them and encourage their talents so they can be contributors to the programmes introduced by the government under the leadership of HRH
Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince Prime Minister, to deliver Bah- rain Economic Vision 2030.”
HH Shaikh Khalid added: “We are happy to see the extraordinary participation in the 3rd edition despite the ongoing exceptional circumstances because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue supporting the educational outcomes in the Kingdom in order to enable the next generations to benefit from advanced learning techniques and promote their capabilities.”
Shaikh Ali bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Acting CEO of Bah- rain Polytechnic University, President of the High Organising Committee, said the participation in the third edition bettered the previous editions by 43%, while the number of the submitted projects increased by 23% compared to the first and second editions.