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Washmina Makes School Proud

Washmina Buksh of Suva Muslim School has made her school proud after winning the Urdu oratory senior category of the Fiji Muslim League English and Urdu Oratory National Finals. The
12 Jun 2015 09:32
Washmina Makes School Proud
From left: Fiji Muslim League National Urdu and English Oratory runner-up Mohammed Ansar Ali, Senior Urdu Catergory winner Wahmina Buksh, runner-up Shaista Ali and Suva Muslim School principal Bijen Singh. Photo: Ana Sovaraki

Washmina Buksh of Suva Muslim School has made her school proud after winning the Urdu oratory senior category of the Fiji Muslim League English and Urdu Oratory National Finals.

The oratory contest was held at Kamil Muslim College in Ba.

It is an annual competition organised by the Fiji Muslim League attended by participating students of Muslim schools nationwide.

Washmina, 17, said it took so much hard work and dedication to win the title.

“I first participated in the oratory when I was in Year Five and then Year Six, Year Eight and now Year 12. I’m happy and proud to achieve this award,” she said.

Washmina said what prompted her interest in the competition was her mother, who was originally from Karachi in Pakistan.

“The Urdu language was something I grew up and very familiar with, which helped greatly,” Washmina said.

School principal, Bijen Singh said; “It’s a proud moment for the school to win this competition. I know that this was possible through hard work and dedication that enabled them to achieve this result.”

Mr Singh said he believed the importance of having the contest was for students to have better understanding of the Islamic religion and become good orators.

Washmina thanked the school administration, teachers who trained her and especially her parents, Nasreen Yamin and Mohammed Sinkandar Buksh.

“I think that participating in religious activities such as this really helps us and helps build students’ confidence in general. I think all students should take part,” she said.

Feedback:  ana.sovaraki@fijisun.com.fj

 




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