H E Dr Hamad bin Said al Aufi, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, graced an event at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Bausher, honouring winners of the 29th edition of the Sultan Qaboos Holy Quran Competition.
Habib bin Mohammed al Reyami, secretary general of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture and Science (SQHCCS), said the competition started 29 years ago with limited number of centres and continued to grow in quantity in terms of the number of centres scattered in various parts of the sultanate and in terms of the advanced segments in the competition.
He affirmed that the competition will continue with direct support from His Majesty the Sultan, and with follow-up work by H E Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court, and others involved.
Sheikh Dr Kahlan bin Nabhan al Kharousi, assistant grand mufti of the sultanate, delivered a speech in which he said, “His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has many goals and purposes behind the Holy Quran Competition.”
He pointed out that the vision of His Majesty the Sultan from the competition is deeper and far-reaching.
The Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries honoured the winners of the competition, in addition to the preliminary and final committees of the competition. ?