Manama, Apr. 6 (BNA): Bahrain Garden Club has announced the winners of the 55th Competitions 2021 in a ceremony held at Al Jasra Organic Farm, in the presence of Shaikha Maram bint Isa Al Khalifa, Secretary-General of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development, Hideki Ito, the Ambassador of Japan to Bahrain, Yasser Abdulrahman Alraee, the Managing Director of Riffa Views, Anoop Kewalaram as representative of the Bahrain-Japan Business and Friendship Society, the members of the Club’s board of directors, and the winners.
Shaikha Maram congratulated the winners in all categories and expressed her wishes of success to all participants in the upcoming competitions.
She commended the club’s efforts in holding the ceremony under strict precautionary measures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation necessitated hosting the ceremony privately after it was held over the past years as a major event on the sideline of the Bahrain International Garden Show organised annually under the auspices His Majesty the King .
In her opening speech, Bahrain Garden Club President Zahra Abdulmalik, praised the continuous support of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Consultative Council of the National Initiative for Agricultural Development, and the special effort she has generously accorded to developing agriculture in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Bahrain Garden Club over the years.
She thanked Shaikha Maram for her constant support to the club and the Japanese Ambassador for the active partnership with the club for many years.
Zahra also thanked the Riffa Views Company and the Bahrain-Japan Business and Friendship Society for their cooperation as well as the club’s board of directors for their hard work and their commitment to holding the competitions despite the difficult circumstances caused by the pandemic.
Zahra said that various organisations in the Capital were assessed in terms of their effort in creating and maintaining beautiful gardens that contain varieties of trees and plants and help beautify and clear the environment. Also this year and despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, school students have participated from home in the Riffa Views Cup category. With their teachers’ supervision, students created decorative displays of art suitable to be placed in their school gardens. Each group of students produced a video explaining the stages of work and emailed it to the club. The club received 50 submissions for this category, she added.
The diversity of the prizes in the annual competition has contributed to increasing the number of participants, both citizens and residents, interested in agricultural development in Bahrain, an objective that the club seeks to achieve by consolidating the culture of spreading green spaces in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
The winners include:
1- Kawther Al Aradi (His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa Cup, Beckett Trophy)
2- Najah Al Khuder (Lady Luce Cup, HH Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa Cup, Gulf Air Cup and Strickland Rose Trophy)
3- Tariq Jaberi (His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Cup)
4- Mrs. Layla Al Aradi (Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Cup)
5- Sara Madan (Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Cup)
6- Mariam Hassan Saad (Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Cup)
7- The Ritz-Carlton (His Highness Shaikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cup)
8- The Avenues Mall-Bahrain (His Highness Shaikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Khalifa Cup)
9- Faika Al Awadhi (Her Highness Shaikha Haya Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa Cup, Bahrain Garden Club, Eng. Zahra Abdul Malik and Bahrain Garden Club)
10- Nadia Al Zeera (Cooper Ikebana Bowl, The Flower Arranger Award, Bahrain Garden Club Cup and Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
11- Tahera Jaberi (The Japanese Ambassador’s Award)
12- Dalal Sami Radhi (The Bahrain Japan Friendship Society Award, Beckett Trophy)
13- The Indian School (Riffa Views Cup)
14- Tahera Jaberi (Yateem Trophy, Bahrain Garden Club Cup and Elizabeth Wood Cup)
15- Akhtar Kazarooni (Elizabeth Shaheen Plate)
16- Beth Robinson (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
17- Sarah Clarke (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
18- Badria Arshi (Kanoo Cup, Richey – Tucker Trophy and Hallifax Bougainvillea Cup)
19- Aqdas Kazarooni (Bahrain Garden Club Rose Bowl, United States of America Cup- Elizabeth Shaheen Plate)
20- Batool Bader (Enid Belgrave Rose Bowl)
21- Sara Noor (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
22- Thuraya Al Mansoori (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
23- Ebtisam Janahi (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)
24- Irina Avernous (Keen Goblet- Shaikha Muneera Bint Ahmed Al Khalifa Cup)
25- Ann Al Jalahma (Bahrain Garden Club Cup)