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Manama, Bahrain – February 2013 – Under the Patronage of H.E. The Capital Governor of the Capital Governorate, H.E. Sheikh Hisham Bin Abdulrahman Al Khalifa, Residence Inn by Marriott along with Capital Governorate of Manama sponsored the competition for decorating buildings and houses on the occasion of the National Day and Accession Day 2012. A cheque of BD 2,000 was presented to the winner, Zamzam Ali Ahmed, at the ceremony held at the Residence Inn by Marriott.
The competition was open to all citizens and residents of the Capital Governorate and the public and private sectors. The objective of the event was to beautify the Kingdom and spread the spirit of celebration. The theme of the competition was that participants should decorate in a way that reflects the civilized aspect of the Capital Governorate “The Kingdom’s Heart.”
“It was a great opportunity for Marriott to sponsor this event and support the local community to enhance the spirit of celebration among the citizens of the Kingdom”, said General Manager Sam Van Campenhout. He further congratulated the winner, Zamzam Ali Ahmed, for her creativity and appreciated for expressing the loyalty to the Kingdom through her participation. It was a wonderful experience to join hands with the Governorate and Marriott looks forward to supporting such events in the future.
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