Mansoor Ahmed Mubashir, France Correspondent
After a gap of nearly two years, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France had the opportunity to hold its 28th Jalsa Salana on 29-31 October 2021, at the Jalsa site of “Bait ul Ata”.
This year, due to Covid-19, there were specific rules for the participants, such as a mandatory vaccination pass, children under 12 years not being allowed to attend and Ahmadis of the Paris region not being allowed to stay at the Jalsa Gah overnight.
There were six Urdu speeches and six French speeches in four sessions.
After the flag hoisting ceremony, the opening session was presided by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France, Ashfaq Rabbani Sahib, in which three speeches were delivered.
On the second day, in the morning, Lajna also held their own session which consisted of three speeches. Before the afternoon session, there was a French question and answer session for the non-Ahmadi guests and the new Ahmadis. The missionary-in-charge of France, Naseer Ahmed Shahid Sahib answered all the questions.
The concluding session of Jalsa Salana France was presided by Amir Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya France and the concluding speech was delivered by the missionary-in-charge.
The total in-person attendance was 554 and online MTA Français covered the whole of the Jalsa Salana proceedings on YouTube as well.