According to al-Dira website, 200 boys who have managed to learn the Quran by heart were honored for their achievement.
They received cash prizes as well as certificates of honor.
The ceremony was organized by the city’s Umar bin Khattab Society organized the ceremony under the supervision of the Awqaf Department.
The children’s families and teachers as well as the city’s religious and cultural officials were present at the function.
Minya is the capital of the Minya Governorate in Upper Egypt. It is located approximately 245 km south of Cairo on the western bank of the Nile River.
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.