Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Rivers Ilaqa has held Islamic Vacation Course/Ijtema for Atfal and Nasrat in Region 6 at Ahmadiyya Central Mosque, Port Harcourt between 6th and 13th August, 2017.
The program, after the arrival of participants from Port Harcourt, Calabar, Owerri and environs, commenced with the welcome message given by the Rivers State Qaid, Bro Sikirulai Braheem with all other dignitaries in attendance.
With a total of 55 children in attendance, they were categorized into different age groups and taken through various moral, spiritual, professional and sporting lessons and competitions in line with the present curriculum and timetable.
These include recitation and memorization of Qaseedah, Dars presentation, salat performance, Qur’an memorization and recitation, Hadith and Qaseedah competitions, prayers of the Holy Quran, prayers of the Holy Prophet, message delivery, speech contest, arm wrestling, scrabble and handcraft, among others.
One of the major highlights of the program was the excursion to the Nigerian Bottling company (NBC) and the Bristow Helicopters.
The participants were taken through the nitty-gritties of the various activities such as the process of soft drinks production and areas of operation and application for air travel as well as the safety measures associated to the use of an helicopter.
The symposium lecture, delivered by Missionary Jimoh Aliyu, had in attendance the Amir, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Adenrele Fashola, represented by Alhaji Folorunsho, Port Harcourt Circuit President; Circuit Missionary, Muallim Jimoh Aliyu; Port Harcourt Jama’at President, Bro. Raji Aroyewun; Sadr Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Nigeria, represented by Dr Sanni Taofeek, Naib Sadr Southwest and Sadr, Lajna Imaillah, Nigeria, Dr Basirat Dikko, represented by Mrs. A. Shittu, National Assistant Nasrat Secretary.
Muallim Aliyu highlighted the exceptional moral qualities of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and emphasized on his truthfulness and trustworthiness which was adjudged by the Meccans even before he was called to Prophethood. He, therefore, urged the children and everyone present to emulate these exceptional qualities in order to redirect the moral compass of the society. Thereafter, Certificate of Participation were given to all participants.
The program came to a close on after a brief closing ceremony where the Port-Harcourt Jama’at Missionary, Muallim Abdul-Hafeez Olorunisomo urged the participants to imbibe the lessons they have learnt during the program and strive to become model of excellence to those around them.