By TCN News
Verna (Goa): Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Ameer (National President) Maulana Sayed Jalaloddin Umri called upon the Muslim community to provide opportunities to the younger generation of the community to excel in education.
In a televised address at the inaugural function of Taare Zameen Par – Muslim Children’s Festival, Umri said that the Muslims of others states in the country should emulate the TZP event being organized in Goa and take initiatives to impart the Islamic knowledge with new orientations.
“The biggest challenge before us is how we nurture our future generation so that they are successful in this life and the hereafter. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide the best upbringing of their children. While they have to provide them the best of contemporary education, they should also be provided with the best of Islamic knowledge”, he stated.
Board of Islamic Education (BIE) in association with Hikmah Foundation’s House of Wisdom is organizing the first ever Muslim Children’s Festival titled ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (TZP) from 26 – 30 December at Gulmohar Baug Complex at Verna.
Chief Guest of the function, Dr Taha Mateen who is the National Convenor of the Medical Service Society and Member of JIH Karnataka Advisory Council emphasized on the need to inculcate moral values in the younger generation. He said “Victory doesn’t come with guns and muscle power but it comes with faith and reliance on the power of the Almighty to provide you victory.”
Stating that human being is in an illusion of self power, he said “If not for the Almighty then the earth would shake and crack and we all would get submerged.”
JIH Goa President Abdul Waheed Khan said that the Muslims in Goa need to overcome the inferiority complex and realize that the community children are equally competent in every field. “We need to provide our children the right platforms to prove themselves and we will see that our children are amongst the best of talent in the society”, he added.
TZP is being organized with the objectives include grooming and exposing Goan Muslim children towards Moral values and practices, creating awareness amongst Muslim parents of their responsibilities and creating awareness about Muslim culture and heritage in Goa.
The major attraction of TZP is the interactive models being designed, constructed and curated by the children to depict beliefs, culture and philosophy.
The five days event will also include competitions, academic and behavioral counseling, moral stories corner, grand food court, cultural stalls, tour de Muslim Heritage Goa, photo gallery, educative film screening, Hijamah (cupping), book exhibition, Islamic games amongst others.
Children can participate in the competitions in three age group categories of 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-14 years. Competitions include Islamic Quiz, Azaan, Qira’t, Nasheed, Dua, Elocution, Mono Act, Drawing, Pick-and-Speak, Best Out of Waste, Fancy Dress and Spelling Bee.
The organizers have invited professionals from across the country to conduct counseling sessions for children as well as parents. Children will be able to get the IQs and EQs tested and get help in setting their academic and career goals. Parents on the other hand will also be able to gain benefits from the special sessions to be organized on parenting in the present scenario keeping an eye on the future world and the challenges anticipated.
TZP apart from all the fun filled activities is hosting a grand food court with traditional Muslim cuisines, Arabic foods, Hyderabadi cuisine, biryani, sweets and savouries. And cultural stalls of Islamic memorabilia and artifacts, hijab, abaya, scarves, mehendi, perfumes amongst others