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IMA conducts spectacular Annual Family Picnic 2018
March 5, 2018, 10:46 am

Indian Muslim Association (IMA) organized its annual 'IMA Family Desert Picnic' on Monday, 26 February.  It is one of the most awaited and highlighted event of IMA which brings out hundreds of families and friends together to spend some quality time in a beautiful location, away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life.

The theme of the event was taken from the verse of Quran 'You are the best of People brought forth for mankind' Surah Al-Baqarah [3:110], which was highlighted in the event.

The premises had separate tents for men and women with breakfast was arranged for the participants. The event started with the Quran recitation followed by the welcome speech of Rizwan Danish, Chief Organizer of the event. Mr. Pervez Hanif, introduced the IMA VISION 2026, which is an initiative to support mega Vision 2026 program undertaken by Indian NGO Human Welfare Foundation to address acute humanitarian problems faced by several underdeveloped areas in India. 

IMA VISION 2026 initiative supports many projects related to the field of education, healthcare facilities, vocational centers for ladies, microfinance facilities for providing interest free loans, disaster relief programs in emergency situations, community development programs, mass marriages, orphan age sponsorships and drinking water projects to name a few, which will ultimately benefit more than three million Indian Muslims.

Masood Shahab, IMA President, delivered a speech on the important topic of 'The Role of Muslim Women in Indian Society'  and said that Muslim Women must play a pivotal and leading role in the diversified Indian society along with their counterparts from various religion and beliefs. He further emphasized the teaching of peaceful coexistence and harmony while living in multi-cultural societies.

Visiting Islamic Scholar Dr. Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas emphasized the responsibilities of Muslim Community in India. Various games and activities were arranged such as football, volleyball, kabaddi, running race, short put and tug of war. Similar activities were conducted for women separately in the area designated for them with female volunteers.

IMA PR conducted a parallel session 'Mushaira' Urdu poetry for the literature and poetry-loving participants. Many prominent Urdu Poets presented their poetry and received applause from the audience. IMA has launched a new section for the promotion of Urdu Literature as 'Bazme Adab'.

The chief guests of the event Dr. Abdullah A-Ateeqi (Bo Qutaibah), Shaikh Abdulmohsin Allahu and Mohammad Ali from Masjid Al Kabeer attended the program. They appreciated the efforts taken by IMA for organizing such an event and congratulated the organization. They also said that Indian Muslims are one of the most respected and brightest communities in the world. 

The kids program included a video and a live skit performance.IMA Youth wing presented a cultural play. More than 100 prizes were awarded to the winners and runners; men, women and children, who participated in sports and games competitions.   A raffle draw was conducted with nine winners announced. The raffle draw winners will avail of the opportunity to go on an 'Umrah Trip'. The program concluded with Al-Asr prayers.



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