Abdus Samee Khan, Jamia Ghana
The 6th Annual Games of Jamia Ahmadiyya International Ghana were held from 11-14 April. To enhance the spirit of competition in the games, students were divided into four groups namely: Shafqat, Qana‘at, Amanat and Adalat.
Qualifying matches for football and volleyball were held during the first semester, while qualifying matches for mirudabba, bari and Table Tennis were conducted during the second semester.
Team events included football, volleyball, mirudabba, bari, Tug of Peace (renamed from the original “Tug of War”), relay race and table tennis. Individual competitions included long jump, wrist wrestling, arm wrestling, catapult shooting, discus throw, shotput, sabit qadmi, observation, table tennis (singles), hundred meter race, four hundred meter race, obstacle race and slow cycling.
To run the annual games in a better way, different departments were formed under the supervision of teachers of Jamia and senior students were appointed as assistants. A goat was also sacrificed before the games and a letter was written to Huzoor-e-Anwaraa for prayers.
The annual games commenced on 11 April and Abdus Samee Khan Sahib, a tutor at the Jamia, chaired the inaugural ceremony. The concluding ceremony was held on 14 April and was chaired by Abdul Wahab Esa Sahib, Naib Amir II, Ghana.
More than thirty guests attended the concluding ceremony. The guests included Ahmad Sulaiman Anderson Sahib Naib Amir III, Yusuf Abu Wubey Sahib Internal Auditor, Umar Farooq Sahib and Al-Haaj Abu Bakr Anderson Sahib.
The famous obstacle course was scheduled for the final day and guests observed the event with great zeal. Some students performed a Taekwondo display after the obstacle race which was lauded by the guests. Naib Amir II and other guests distributed prizes among position holders. Hafiz Saeed Andam was awarded “Best Athlete” while Amanat won “Best Group”. Principal Jamia Ghana, Fareed Ahmad Naveed Sahib presented gifts to guests after which the Naib Amir II formally spoke to the guests.
At the conclusion of the event, everyone proceeded to the Mosque to offer Zuhr and Asr prayers. Thereafter, lunch was served to all the guests and students.