IMA Conducted Spectacular Annual Family Picnic 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Indian Muslim Association (IMA) has organized its yearly 'IMA Family Desert Picnic' on Monday, 26th February 2018. IMA has been organizing this event regularly every year. It is one of the most awaited and highlighted event of IMA which brings out hundreds of families and friends together to spend some quality time in a beautiful location, away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life.

The theme of the event was taken from the verse of Quran "You are the best of People brought forth for mankind" Surah Al-Baqarah [3:110]. And the event was perfectly canvassed with the theme and was giving out a very beautiful picture throughout.

The organizers of IMA had planned the event very smoothly from pickup points to drop without any hindrance and provided all the amenities and services required at the venue. The premises had separate tents for men and women.

Breakfast was arranged for the participants. The event started with the Quran recitation followed by welcome speech of Mr. Rizwan Danish, Chief Organizer of the event giving instructions of the program. Mr. Pervez Hanif, introduced the IMA VISION 2026, which is an initiative to support mega Vision 2026 program undertaken by Indian NGO Human Welfare Foundation to address acute humanitarian problems faced by several underdeveloped areas in India. IMA VISON 2026 initiative supports many projects related to the field of education, health care facilities, vocational centers for ladies, micro finance facilities for providing interest free loans, disaster relief programs in emergency situations, community development programs, mass marriages, orphan age sponsorships and drinking water projects to name a few which will ultimately benefit more than three million Indian Muslims.

Mr. Masood Shahab, President IMA delivered speech on the important topic of “The Role of Muslim Women in Indian Society” and said that Muslim Women must play a pivotal and leading role in the diversified Indian Society along with their counterparts from various religion and beliefs.

He further emphasized to follow teaching of peaceful coexistence and harmony while living in multi-cultural societies.

Visiting Islamic Scholar Dr. Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas emphasized on the responsibilities of Muslim Community in India.

Various games and activities were arranged such as football, volleyball, kabaddi, running race, short put and tug of war. Similar activities were conducted for women separately in the area designated for them with female volunteers.

IMA PR conducted a parallel session “Mushaira” Urdu poetry for the Literature and poetry loving participants. Many prominent Urdu Poets presented their poetry and got applauses from the audience. The audience had lots of fun and appreciated the poets with big applauses. IMA has launched a new section for the promotion of Urdu Literature as Bazme Adab.

The chief guests of the event Dr. Abdullah A-Ateeqi (Bo Qutaibah), Shaikh Abdulmohsin Allahu & Mr. Mohammad Ali from Masjid Al Kabeer attended the program. They appreciated the efforts taken by IMA for organizing such an event and congratulated IMA. They also said that Indian Muslims are one of the most respected and brightest communities in the world.

Kids program was conducted with video & live skit performance .IMA Youth wing presented a cultural act play.

More than 100 Prizes were awarded to the winners and runners; men women and children, who participated in sports and games competitions.

A raffle draw was conducted and names of 9 winners were announced. The Raffle draw winners will avail an opportunity to go for an “Umrah Trip”. The program concluded with Al-Asr prayers.

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