National Bank of Kuwait (NBK), the largest bank in Kuwait and the highest rated in the Middle East, is set to host Iftar daily banquets during the Holy Month of Ramadan as part of an extensive social program specifically developed by NBK in concordance with the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan and as a further testament of the Bank's commitment to its social responsibility.
NBK Public Relations Officer, Talal Al Turki said that in light of the remarkable success Al Watani Iftar Banquets witnessed during the past years, NBK decided this year to take in advance preparations necessary for the successful hosting of Al Watani Iftar Banquets within an extensive Ramadan social program that comprises a multitude of philanthropic activities.
Al Turki added that last year's Al Watani Iftar banquets had set a record number of more than 100,000 Iftar meals offered to fasters and it is expected that Al Watani Iftar banquets will witness a much more attendance on the part of fasters and will consequently set a new record number that outpace last year's figure.
"The distribution scale and range of Al Watani Iftar banquets this year will be broader, more extensive and involves a larger number of NBK staff volunteers who will receive and attend fasters at the two main Ramadan tents near the Grand Mosque and next to Salmiya Cinema Branch, in addition to distributing hundreds of fast-breaking meals via special convoys to numerous mosques, strategic and crowded locations in Kuwait", Al Turki said.
Al Turki pointed out that NBK had basically initiated the "Do Good Deeds in Ramadan" campaign 16 years ago to reflect the philanthropic spirit of Ramadan through donating the proceeds of the campaign to various humanitarian and charitable organizations, "However, in the past years, NBK decided to totally devote the campaign to a more tangible and concrete action that directly affects Ramadan needy fasters and offer them free Iftar meals throughout the whole month of Ramadan via a well concerted campaign that involves NBK staff volunteers", Al Turki added.
"In addition to hosting Al Watani Iftar banquets, the Ramadan Social Program developed by NBK this year comprises a multitude of philanthropic activities featuring the spirit of social solidarity, compassion and interaction through providing financial and moral support for the various institutions along with conducting regular visits to the underprivileged sections of our society such as elders, orphans, special needs people and patients at NBK Children Hospital in addition to hosting Gerge'an and Ghabga parties during the holy month of Ramadan", Al Turki concluded.