KUWAIT, October 23: IMWA-Kuwait held its school based Quran Competitions 2010 on October 23 under the patronage of Kuwait Ministry of Awqaf & Islamic Affairs and the Administration of Grand Mosque, at Indian Public School, Salmiya. Approximately 400 enthusiastic students exhibited their talents in this competition. The competition was separately organized for boys and girls of grade 1 to grade 12 in three segments. The participants were divided in to 10 groups for Quran memorization competitions, 8 groups for Quran related elocution and further 8 groups for Islamic Quiz.
Jawed Anwar gave briefing and described the format of the competitions at the inaugural session to the participants, parents and to the juries. Mrs. Nazi Ticklye, the convener of Women’s Cell of IMWA gave necessary guidelines to the panel of female juries and participants and team of volunteers.
The jury panel was well qualified in the respective field with enough experience in evaluating the students in similar competitions, said sources from IMWAKuwait. A lecture session under the title Quran and your Children was specially arranged for parents of the participants to enlighten them how best they can facilitate Quranic education to their children side by side with academic educations. Nisar Ahmad, during his talk emphasized on the importance of imparting knowledge of Quran to the young children and asked the parents to be the best examples always before their children. A similar lecture session was separately organized for the ladies at the sidelines of the competitions.
IMWA Quran Competitions 2010 was state level in nature, comprised of memorized Quran recitation, Islamic quiz and Elocution on Quran related topics. The event was appreciated by the ministry officials, parents and enthusiastic participants. Most of the schools in Kuwait have sent students in batches in school vehicles under the supervision of teachers of Islamic Studies, says the press release of IMWA.
President Mir Ibrahim Ali Khan thanked the panel of male and female juries, the school administration, teachers of Islamic Studies and principals, and the parents for their continued support and cooperation to conduct a massive school based event year after year.
IMWA sources have said that the results of this much awaited competitions would be posted on www.imwakuwait.org on the forenoon of Thursday, 28 October 2010. The press note also said that there would be a spectacular ceremony for the conferral of awards and certificates to the winners on November 5, more details would soon be posted on IMWA website.
IMWA is an all India body of Indian Muslim community in Kuwait which is registered at the Indian embassy and maintains rapport with the Ministry of Awqaf and the people of host country Kuwait said Mujeebullah K.V., the media convener of Indian Muslim Welfare Association, popularly known in Kuwait as IMWA.