(MENAFN - Arab News) The King Khaled Award (KKA) was posthumously presented to Prince Naif for national achievement of the year on Sunday night.
The late prince was honored for his outstanding service in the field of security. He established the first Security Academy in the Kingdom leaving behind a legacy for succeeding generations.
The award committee's chairman, Asir Gov. Prince Faisal bin Khalid, outlined the manifold achievements of Prince Naif.
He also paid tributes to the late crown prince's efforts in supporting a number of chairs and research projects at various universities in the Kingdom.
This year's development partners' award went to Badr Al-Omari for his initiative for the deaf community in Saudi society. It is designed to promote the integration of the deaf with society in general and make them productive individuals.
Three national NGOs were presented with the excelnce for nonprofit organizations award for administrative excellence in management practices. They are Onaizah Association for Development and Human Services, Al-Nahdah Women's Association and the Charitable Society for the Care of Orphans (Insan).
Dr. Sulaiman Fakieh, National Company for Petrochemical Industries Co. and the National Water Company won the KKA award for Responsible Competitiveness, which is awarded to top rated Saudi companies in the index of responsible competitiveness.
The chairman expressed satisfaction over the positive impact the award has had on society through the support it offers for distinguished achievements, both in terms of business and social initiatives.
Prince Faisal stressed the fact that the Foundation would continue to support the government's efforts in supporting philanthropic, social and developmental projects to enhance social responsibility.