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Deputy King Receives 12 CPISP Laureates
10 : 30 PM - 12/05/2011
Manama - May12 (BNA) Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa has today stressed the crucial importance of acquiring knowledge as a catalyst for progress and development. He pointed out Bahrain’s keenness to empower individuals, by arming them with knowledge and providing them with the opportunities to excel. "This would enable them to participate constructively in building Bahrain’s present and future", he said. He made the comments as he received at Riffa Palace the 12th batch of the Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme for 2012. The lucky 2012 laureates are Ahmed Adam Bardouli (Isa Town Secondary Boys’ School), Isra’a Abdulnabi Al-Sabah (Khawla Secondary Girls’ School), Firas Abdulla Al-Ajmi (St Christopher School), Jannat Oun Al-Khnizi (Khawla Secondary Girls’ School), Mohammed Nabeel Khonji (Isa Town Secondary Boys’ School), Mona Mohammed Hassan (Khawla Secondary Girls’ School), Ala’a Mohammed Kamal (Abdulrahman Kanoo International School), Saeed Ahmed Al-Rahma (Isa Town Secondary Boys’ School), Sarra Ali Al-Zeera (Al-Raja School) and Yusuf Fareed Rubin (St Christopher School). Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa said he was confident Bahrain’s future would be brighter.
He paid tribute to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, he quoted HM the King asserting in his recent address to the nation that the march of reform would regain its momentum. He directed the 2012 CPISP laureates to spare no efforts in acquiring knowledge and braving difficulties and challenges which may confront them, urging utmost assiduity and strong determination to ensure success as the goal of development projects. He hailed the remarkable results achieved by the CPISP scheme, since its inception in 1999, granting top-ranking students scholarships to enroll at prestigious universities in the world - thus fostering a knowledgeable Bahraini generation. Economic Development Board Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Crown Prince’s Court Chief Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al-Khalifa

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BNA 1907 GMT 2011/05/12


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