State' s honorary award promotes cultural development -- winners
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))
By Shahad Kamal and Wejd Al-Mutairi
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- Winners of Kuwait's honorary and encouragement awards hailed the country's effort to encourage the creativity of artists and talented people.
The annual honoring of talented Kuwaitis encourages them to exert more efforts to develop the cultural field, a number of winners told KUNA in separate statements on Sunday, on the sidelines of the state's awards 2020 ceremony held at Abdulhussain Abdulridha Theater.
Winner of a musical award Yousef Al-Muhanna noted that the award encourages him to do better work in the future.
On his part, winner of plastic arts award artist Abdulredha Baqer expressed his joy over winning the prize, adding that he had taken part in different exhibitions in Kuwait and abroad.
Moreover, Muthafar Rashid won a social studies award, while authors Abdullah Al-Busais and Abdulwahab Al-Hamady won literature awards.
The awards were presented to the winners by Minister of Information and Culture And Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi.
Since the honorary award was launched in 1999, 66 Kuwaiti figures have won it, while 201 others have won the state's encouragement award since 1988. (end)
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