Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed attended the award giving ceremony of the 25th National Qur’an Competition. The ceremony was held Saturday evening at Dharubaaruge.

Speaking at the function, the President noted that a large number of parents gave a high priority to ensure that their children were able to study the Holy Qur’an. He added that the nation should draw joy from such efforts and further urged the parents to continue their endeavour.

He also stressed the importance of learning the proper way of reading the Qur’an, which, he said would strengthen Islamic faith and understanding.

The President’s awards for the students who won first place in different age categories, as well as the President’s trophies for the schools that won first place in different categories were given out at last evening’s function.