Knowledge 'key to progress'
Manama, May 13, 2011
Deputy King His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa has stressed the importance of knowledge as a catalyst for progress and development.
He highlighted Bahrain's keenness to empower individuals by providing them with opportunities to excel. "This would enable them to take part constructively in building Bahrain's present and future," he said as he received at Riffa Palace the 12th batch of the Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme for 2012.
He expressed confidence that Bahrain's future would be brighter and told the students to spare no efforts in acquiring knowledge and braving difficulties and challenges they may face.
The Deputy King hailed the results achieved by the programme since its inception in 1999.
Economic Development Board chief executive Shaikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa and Crown Prince's Court chief Shaikh Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa attended.
The batch includes Ahmed Adam Bardouli, Mohammed Nabeel Khonji and Saeed Ahmed Al Rahma (Isa Town Secondary Boys' School); Isra'a Abdulnabi Al Sabah, Jannat Oun Al Khnizi and Mona Mohammed Hassan (Khawla Secondary Girls' School); Firas Abdulla Al Ajmi and Yusuf Fareed Rubin (St Christopher School); Ala'a Mohammed Kamal (Abdulrahman Kanoo International School); and Sarra Ali Al Zeera (Al Raja School).