King honors winners of King Khalid Award


Saudi Gazette report

- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman graced the ceremony of honoring winners of King Khalid Award for the year 2017 in Riyadh on Monday evening.

Awards for "Development Partners,” “Nonprofit Excellence,” and “Responsible Competitiveness” were given away by the King at a colorful ceremony held at Prince Sultan Hall of Al Faisaliah Hotel.

King Salman presented the first prize in the category of Development Partners Award to Sami Al-Harbi while second and third prizes were given away to Abdullah Al-Hawas and Yazeed Al-Shadouhi respectively for their outstanding voluntary initiatives.

The Makkah-based Al Mawaddah Society for Family Development won the first prize in the category of Nonprofit Excellence Award. The second and third prizes went to the Charitable Society for Marriage and Family Care (Usrati) of Madinah and Al-Kauthar Charity Health Society of Asir respectively. The King presented the awards to the officials of these societies.

Four firms won the awards in the category of “Responsible Competitiveness.” The Al-Hafr Arabian Company bagged the first prize while Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) was given the second prize. The third place was shared by Middle East Company for Manufacturing and Producing Paper (MEPCO) and Special Direction Company.

Earlier, Prince Faisal Bin Khalid, emir of Asir and chairman of the board of trustees of King Khalid Foundation, spoke about the award.

Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, several other princes, and senior officials attended the ceremony.

King Khalid Awards are designed to recognize, encourage and support exceptional achievements in the fields of corporate social responsibility, nonprofit management excellence and social innovation.