Abdul Noor, Regional Missionary, Ivory Coast
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Ivory Coast had the opportunity to organise its tarbiyati class from 20 August to 1September 2022, and the annual ijtema on 2-4 September.
The tarbiyati class was conducted at the Ahmadiyya Primary School located in Mahdiabad, Abidjan, where around 50 Khuddam and Atfal participated.
On 2 September, after the Jumuah prayer, the opening ceremony of the national Khuddam ijtema began with the recitation from the Holy Quran and its French translation, followed by a poem and the Khuddam pledge.
After this, amir and missionary-in-charge Ivory Coast delivered a short speech. This was followed by various academic and sports competitions of Khuddam and Atfal.
On Saturday morning, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya organised a peace march, in which members held banners decorated with peace slogans.
After mid-day, the second day’s ceremony was held in which a missionary, Abdus Salam Sahib spoke on the peace efforts carried out by the Jamaat. After this ceremony, academic and sports competitions continued.
The annual Majlis-e-Shura was held on the same day.
An informative photo exhibition was also organised at the ijtema.
On the third day, the concluding session was presided over by amir and missionary-in-charge Ivory Coast. During this session, the top position holders in khuddam and atfal were awarded prizes. Majlis Abidjan had the honour of winning the Alam-e-Inami.
This year, more than 700 Khuddam and Atfal attended the ijtema.