Information Affairs Minister Isa bin Abdulrahman Al Hammadi has patronised a poetry celebration organised by the Folk Poetry Society.
Poets Saeed bin Mena from Saudi Arabia, Khalid Al-Mohsin from Kuwait and Falah Al Absi and Younis Al-Eid from Bahrain took part in the event held at the City Centre.
The Minister lauded the key role of the Folk Poetry Society in supporting Bahraini poets and praised the Bahraini poets’ remarkable participation in the event which coincided with the Kingdom's celebrations of its National Days on December 16 and 17, marking the anniversary of the establishment of the modern state of Bahrain as an Arab and Muslim country in 1783 by its founder Ahmed Al-Fateh, the 43rd Anniversary of its accession to the UN as a full member and the 15th Anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa's accession to the throne.
Folk Poetry Society Board First Deputy Chairman Mubarak Amrou Al Ameri welcomed the celebration’s patron, hailing the Ministry's support to the event organised annually by the society.
The Minister presented the poets with commemorative gifts, wishing them more success. He also paid tribute to the poets from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for their participation, thanking the Folk Poetry Society for organising the event.