Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Abdullah Abu Khalaf from Jordan has been declared winner of the Arab Reading Challenge on Monday.
Abdullah will get Dhs500,000 cash prize.
The Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum tweeted, “Today, we concluded the Arab Reading Challenge competition in its fifth session… Despite the Corona pandemic, 21 million students participated with us in 96 thousand schools from 52 countries… We congratulate the winners and the student Abdullah Bu Khalaf from Jordan winning the first place, Al-Gharib School from Egypt is the best school, and the Mozah Al-Ghana from the UAE is the best supervisor out of the 120,000 supervisors…”
Sheikh Mohammed also said, “Reading and knowledge will remain the weapon of generations and the weapon of peoples in their difficult times... and I will remain supportive of every reader… and every young man who seeks knowledge... and every cultural and knowledge project that can help us resume civilization... and the next school year is more beautiful and better…”
A student from Hungary who loved the history of the Arabs and the Arabic language has mastered it.
Alexander Gozo Voros was named winner of the Arab Reading Challenge at the community level.
The Arab Reading Champion will be selected based on the ability to articulate general knowledge, critical thinking skills, communication and diversity of books selected. The event will also see the announcement of the Outstanding Supervisor and Best School.
The “Best School” takes away Dhs1 million award, while the “Outstanding Supervisor” wins Dhs300,000 cash prize.
The Arab Reading Champion takes home Dhs500,000 cash prize, bringing the total of prizes distributed to Dhs11 million.
Students in their final year of high school, kindergarten and early elementary school levels went back to classrooms on Sunday the first day of the school week in Jordan.
This month’s series of sessions will honour those who perhaps have recently been unable to be with their children and read stories to them, due to being occupied by their duties on the frontlines and serving the country in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
There is no friend as loyal as a book, once wrote Ernest Hemingway. Reading shapes minds, builds harmony in society, enhances communication and is the best
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, on Wednesday discussed the prospects of further consolidating the fraternal relations between the two countries across all fronts.
Congress state President Nana Patole said that the new evidence like demands of Rs250m bribe to release Aryan Khan, has raised "big questions on the role of NCB" and sought a high-level enquiry into the matter.
The flight, operated by Go First, took off for Sharjah at 6:30pm from Srinagar and landed at Sharjah International Airport at 9:30pm UAE time. The flight revives direct air link between the Kashmir Valley and the UAE after 11 years.
In the first case, which took place at 5:00pm, there were 3 Asians, two of whom were rescued while the third, 29, drowned. In the second case, which took place at 6:00pm, an Arab, 30, drowned and was transported by the national ambulance to the Khalifa Hospital..
According to Colonel Saleh Al Dhanhani, Director of the Traffic and Patrols Department at Fujairah Police, the accident took place around 7:30am on Sunday when a man dropped his son identified as ASA opposite the private school where he was studying.