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Support Boosts Girls

Support Boosts Girls
From left: Labasa Muslim College student senior grade Quran Tilawat category winner Mohammed Khan, senior grade oratory category winner Zainab Zafia with Northern Urdu Work Group committee and school teacher Daud Hussein. Photo: Maraia Vula
June 08
12:14 2015

The support of parents has boosted young girls to participate in this competition, says Northern Urdu Workgroup committee president Daud Hussein.

The Northern Urdu Oratory, Poetry and Quran recitation competition was held last Saturday at Labasa Muslim College.

“This year we had a lot of school girls participating which is good because it shows that parents are very supportive towards their future,” Mr Hussein said.

“The support gives the girls a major boost to be confident public speakers.”

Zainab Zafia of Labasa Muslim College walked away with the Senior Grade Oratory prize.

The 15-year-old, who wants to become an economist, spoke on the topic, ‘The Importance of Having Good Friends.’

“I have learned that if I am in the company of good friends I will become a good person in the future,” Zainab said.

Meanwhile, Sara Du of St Mary’s Primary School took the Intermediate Grade Oratory prize.

“I spoke on the topic of the importance of our neighbours because in our culture it’s very important to respect them,” Sara said.

“I have learned Prophet Muhammad respected them a lot and we ought to do the same.”

Thirty-four students had participated in the category.

Oratory a success

The Northern Urdu Oratory, Poetry and Quran recitation competition at Labasa Muslim College last Saturday was hailed a success.

“It was a successful competition with three grades; primary, intermediate and senior in the oratory, poetry and Quran recitation categories,” Northern Urdu Workgroup president Daud Hussein said.

Mohammed Khan of Labasa Muslim College won the senior grade Quran Tilawat competition after reciting a verse from the Holy Quran.

The happy 15-year-old said, “This is my third year participating in this competition and every year I learn new things which gives me confidence and drives me to learn more.”

The Year 11 student wants to become a Muslim priest in the future.

Meanwhile Mohammed Musawar of Valebasoga Public School won the intermediate grade Quran Tilawat competition.

The 13-year-old, who was participating for the first time, recited a verse from the Holy Quran.

“I have learned the importance of reciting the Quran and how to say it properly and I am very happy; I would like to thank my parents for supporting me,” Musawar said.

The Northern Urdu Workgroup committee and the Macuata Muslim League Board of Education had organised the one-day competition.

Meanwhile Mr Hussein said the aim of the competition was to promote Urdu and Arabic languages to all schools and create awareness among the communities.





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