Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo) inspected a number of BDF units to get informed about its combat and administrative readiness.
He listened to a briefing on the modernization programs of those units to boost their performance and readiness. He underlined the need to continue implementing military and administrative projects and carrying out training programs to boost the competence of BDF personnel.
He also stressed the importance of dedication in performing duties to achieve forecast goals under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
The BDF Commander-in-Chief praised national competencies who play an active role in readiness and distinction of the BDF weaponry. He pointed out the remarkable progress of BDF in the combat and administrative field, urging to continue the dedicated efforts in serving the nation.
In another development, under the patronage of Interior Minister, General Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, an awareness exhibition for the Maan (Together) program against violence and addiction was inaugurated in Manama.
The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Education, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Minister of Youth and Sports Affairs, ambassadors and senior Interior Ministry officials.
The opening ceremony included a documentary on the progress of Maan in one year, with the Interior Minister receiving the Personality of the Year Award 2018 by the US-based Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E. International). The documentary also highlighted the efforts of Bahraini Ambassador to the USA, Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa who launched the program in 2011 and ran it for six years.
After that, the Interior Minister honored distinguished Police personnel and organizations that support the program. valued the trainers and their contributions to the success of the program. He also thanked the Education Minister for his support to the program, highlighting that cooperation with concerned organizations was the key to the success of Maan, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) reported.
After that, the Interior Minister inaugurated the exhibition, and the participants toured its sections; anti-narcotics, e-smoking, pool safety, safety at school buses and risks of digital games. The event aims to enhance awareness of various types of narcotics and their dangers and general safety.