According to al-Khaliz website, 40 girls and boys who have won a Quran contest held in the governorate on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan were honored at the program.
The kids, aged 7 to 12, received cash prizes and certificates of honor at the ceremony.
The competition was organized by the governorate’s Awqaf and religious affairs department with the participation of more than 1,000 kids.
It was held in four categories on memorization of the Holy Quran.
Egypt is a country in North Africa with a population of around 96 million.
Muslims account for around 90 percent of the country’s total population.
Quranic activities are very common in the Muslim-majority Arab country and many of the Muslim world’s top Qaris in the past and present have been Egyptian.