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19th Al- Kharafi's Quran competition honors 143 winners
The 19th session of the annual Mohammed Abdul Mohsin Al-Kharafi Quran competition on Monday honored 143 winners.
 
Up to 2020 people joined the competition this year.
 
Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the honoring ceremony, businessman Hussam Al-Kharafi underlined the significance of such contests to instill love of Quran in the hearts of the young, and push them to memorize it for its great effect on elevating ethics.
 
Kuwaitis, and expats from 45 countries, from all ages, took part in the competition, including the Kuwait Blind Association, Kuwait Disabled Sport Club and the Kuwait Deaf Club, he said.
 
Al-Kharafi, a former chairman of the Kuwait Society of Engineers, said that his uncle Jassem Al-Kharafi started the competition in 1997, and that the family is keen on continuing it.
 
Last Tuesday, the competition honored 105 female winners, out of 2,000 who took part.
 
The competition was established in 1997 upon an initiative from late National Assembly speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi, then officials at the Quran House were in charge of it, in cooperation with some official and private instituions.