JMI Foundation Day event Celeberated
Jamia Millia Islamia Alumni Association (Western Region) conducted a children’s program here earlier this month to commemorate the 95th Foundation Day of the New Delhi-based university.
The sole idea and theme of the program was to enhance the oratory skills of children and build in self-confidence and remove stage fear.
The layout of the program was such that children of all age groups could easily participate. The program was divided into two phases and five broad categories — poetry recitation, speech, Qirat and Tilawat e-Quran and Hadeeth.
Phase 1 comprised of speech delivery which had two eloquent orators: Syeda Fatima Nizam spoke well on “Importance of Women Education” and earned plaudits from the audience. Daniya Shameem showed her oratory skills by speaking eloquently on “Friendship”.
In the poetry session, the following participants melodiously recited poems of their choice.
Diyana Siddique (Raindrops), Azka Afzal (Celebrating Earth Day), Safi Sarwar (Funny Poem), Syed Burhanuddin (The World is Too Much for Us), Huda Shamshad (Ahista Chal Zindagi) and Adeen Afzal (Ek Tinka) won accolades and huge rounds of applauses from those present.
The poetry session was followed by Hadeeth by Syed Faizan Ahmed and Asma ul Husna by Zainab Hassan. Finally, Kulsoom Hassan, Syed Fahad Ahmad, Iqra Zaman, Syed Faizan Ahmed, Areeba Zaima Alam and Arham Sarwar recited verses from the Holy Qur’an in the Qirat category. The sweet-sounding and melodious tone of the participants came in for much applaud from the audience.
The second phase of the program incorporated an “Islamic Quiz” competition. Children took part in the quiz with lot of vigor and vivaciousness. It was a fine display of exuberance and enthusiasm. The audience was left completely enthralled and enraptured.
The program concluded with the prize distribution by officials Consulate General of India officials and members of the Jamia Alumni Association’s core committee. All participants were felicitated with valuable gifts, sponsored by Ghazanfar. The coordinators of the children’s program were Mrs. Sadiqa Tarannum, vice president of JMIAA-WR (Ladies wing), Syed Naseem Ahmad (general secretary) and Afzal Nisar Khan (treasurer).
The children’s program preceded the main function of the evening which was addressed by chief guest Shahid Mehdi, former vice chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamiya; Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan (Jamia alumnus and King Abdulaziz University faculty member), Ghizal Mehdi (president, JMIAA-Riyadh) and Nadeem Nadwi, president of JMIAA-WR. Guest of honor at the event, noted humorist and famed Radio Mirchi anchor Naved, a Jamia alumnus, regaled the audience with his popular satires.