Participants from the Jleeb Zone emerged overall champions at 8th National Art and Literary Fest (Sahithyolsav) organized by Risala Study Circle (RSC), securing 261 points. Farwaniya Zone and Kuwait City Zone were placed in the second and third positions securing 186 and 182 points, respectively.
Following successful completion of unit and zone level competitions the best in class performers of all five zones competed in National Sahithyolsav, which came to an end on Friday, 4 November at Abbasiya Pakistan English School.
The event was inaugurated in the presence of prominent personalities. More than 300 participants from five zones contested in 52 items on five separate stages. Various competitions such as ‘Mappilapaattu’, qawwali, group songs, storytelling, elocutions, painting, poem and story writing, language games, mathematical puzzles, maduhu songs, duff demonstrations, moulid and burda recitations and more were held under primary, junior, secondary, senior and general categories.
Vice President of SSF Kerala Dr. Muhammed Farooq Naeemi Al Bukhari was the chief gust of the closing ceremony. ICF National Committee President Abdul Hakeem Darimi presided over the function. ICF National Committee General Secretary Alavi Saqafi Thenjeri inaugurated the event.
TVS Group Chairman Dr. S.M. Hyther Ali and Dr. Muhammed Farooq Naeemi Al Bukhari distributed trophies to overall champions.
Malabar Gold and Diamonds Regional Manager Afzal Khan distributed gold coin to Sahithyolsav quiz winner.
IBlack Electronics Managing Director Abid distributed the prize to the best performer of the event.
Sayed Habeeb Bukhari, Dr. Siraj, Ahmad Saqafi Kavanoor, Shoukoor Moulavi Kaipuram, Abdulla Vadakara, Advocate Thanweer, Engineer Aboo Muhammed, C.T. Abdul Latheef, Abdul Latheef Saqafi and Muhyidheekutty Musliar distributed prizes to winners.