His Highness the Amir patronizes youth ceremony where achievements highlighted

 His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday patronized and attended Kuwait’s award for youth excellence, creativity ceremony, held at Bayan Palace.
In a key a address at the ceremony, the Minister of Information noted His Highness the Amir’s care for the youth led to establishment of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, three years ago, noting that the young department, mostly staffed by junior citizens, has adopted more than 350 voluntary and scientific programs for the adolescents.
The ceremony kicked off with arrival of His the Amir at the venue, where he was welcomed by the Minister of Information, Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and the Ministry Undersecretary Sheikha Al-Zain Sabah Nasser Al-Saud Al-Sabah.
It was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim, senior sheikhs, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Acting Oil Minister Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, other ministers and State officials.
The Minister of Information Sheikh Salman, in his statement, expressed admiration of His Highness the Amir’s care for the youth that led to tangible outcomes, namely establishment of the ministry for youth affairs, which in turn spearheaded a host of national projects and programs aimed at promoting moderation and renunciation of violence.
Moreover, the ministry has adopted up to 350 youth initiatives and programs, related to voluntary work and scientific research, set up electronic portals for boosting acquaintance among the youngsters and conducted a poll on a 4,000-youth sample “with aim of mapping out a better national strategy for the youth to empower them to be involved in the state institutions, the civil community and the private sector.” Minister Sheikh Salman extended gratitude to Their Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Prime Minister, the National Assembly Speaker and other leaders for supporting youth programs and activities. He in conclusion expressed confidence in the young citizens’ role for pushing ahead on the path for accomplishing Kuwait’s prosperity.
Mohammad Nasser Al-Arfaj, the official spokesman of the Ministry of State for Youth affairs, also made a statement noting that both the ministry, founded only three years ago, and the employees, are young, indicating that the personnel are in the 30s of age. (end) rk