A Abdul Aziz, Sri Lanka Correspondent
Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka has had the opportunity to hold its first virtual academic competitions nationwide.
Once they received approval from Hazrat Amirul Momineenaa in October 2021, they started preparations to replace the regular national ijtema, which could not be held due to restrictions on social gatherings, as implemented by the health authorities.
The third and final event of the series of competitions was held on 23 January 2022, at Baitul Hamd, Colombo, the national headquarters of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka.
The programme was chaired by the president of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka, A H Nasir Ahmad Sahib. The missionary-in-charge and president of Colombo Jamaat were among the other invitees.
The number of participants for the event was restricted and the rest joined through Zoom.
Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya Sri Lanka, T A Shifan Cader Sahib welcomed the invitees and briefly spoke about the progress of the competitions. He emphasised the need for better engagement with activities of the majlis and said that with the easing of Covid-19 regulations, MKA Sri Lanka planned to hold some of its upcoming programmes with more participants.
The missionary-in-charge, A B Musthaq Ahmad Sahib spoke on the importance of reinstating our nafs – soul. He cited various examples and guidelines from the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa and the Promised Messiahas.
Later, the winners of the competitions received their prizes and certificates from the distinguished guests.
The event concluded with silent prayer, led by the national president, A H Nasir Ahmad Sahib.