Sohail Ahmed Saqib
Lecturer Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada
On Saturday, 13 April 2019, the annual awards ceremony of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada and Hifz-ul-Quran School Canada were held in Aiwan-e-Tahir in Vaughan. The programme was divided into two segments: the annual speech competitions and the awards ceremony.
The first part of the programme consisted of the finals for the Arabic, Urdu and English speech competitions and was presided over by two students of the final year, Sarmad Naveed Ahmad and Fatir Mahmood Ahmad. A student of Hifz-ul-Quran School also presented a speech after the conclusion of Jamia’s speech competition.
The second part of the programme was presided over by Lal Khan Malik Sahib, Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Canada. After the recitation of the Holy Quran and a poem, reports of the extracurricular activities of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada and Hifz-ul-Quran School were presented by Usama Rahman of the sixth year of Jamia and Hafiz Mujeeb Ahmad Sahib, teacher of Hifz-ul-Quran School respectively.
Following these reports, Amir Sahib distributed prizes and awards to the students of Hifz-ul-Quran School and Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada who attained positions in individual and group competitions. Special prizes were awarded to Jamia students who did outstanding work in preparing this year’s exhibition on Khilafat-e-Rashidah. Members of Jamia’s kitchen staff were also awarded commemorative plaques in recognition of their extraordinary services.
Here it should be noted that in order to facilitate the extracurricular activities of Jamia students and to promote the spirit of healthy competition, they have been divided into four tutorial groups: Shujaat, Amanat, Diyanat and Rafaqat. A teacher is in charge of each group. Throughout the year, various educational competitions were held in the evenings and students competed to gain points for their groups. The group with the most points won the trophy for best performance in academic competitions. Similarly, the student who collected the most points for his group was named the best student and awarded a special plaque.
For the academic year of 2018-2019, the trophy was awarded to Shujaat, headed by Hafiz Hibbatur Rahman Sahib and the best student was Omar Farooq of Shujaat group.
After the awards distribution, Daud Ahmed Hanif Sahib, Principal Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada gave a vote of thanks to the attendees.
At the end, Amir Sahib Canada delivered a short address in which he commended the efforts of the staff and students of Jamia Ahmadiyya for preparing an educational exhibition on Khilafat-e-Rashidah. He also urged members of the Jamaat to benefit from Jamia’s exhibition by visiting it in large numbers.
The event concluded with a silent prayer, after which dinner was served to the attendees.
Readers of Al Hakam are requested to remember the staff and students of Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada and Hifz-ul-Quran School in their prayers.