Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: More than 100 students participated in ‘All Riyadh GK Competition 2014’, held at the banquet hall of Cocopalm restaurant on Jan 24th. The event was organized on the eve of 65th Republic Day of India by Bihar Anjuman, which is a premier welfare organization dedicated to educational upliftment back home in India.
Syed Muneer, president of the Riyadh Chapter of the organization in his welcome address reaffirmed the Commitment for upliftment of children of Indian expatriates in all sphere of life and assured that this activity will help in their all round development.
‘Today’s teenagers have a thirst for acquiring knowledge and in this highly competitive world they just cannot afford to be lackadaisical in their approach toward either academics or general knowledge’ said Kaunain Shahidi, vice-president of the organization. “Bihar Anjuman has always embarked upon programs that help to kindle creative thinking, with a view to equip students with vital skills required to take on the intense competition that awaits them in future,” added Shahidi.
Speaking on the occasion, Principal of IISR Dr. Shaukat Perwaiz appreciated the efforts of the organizers and said that these kinds of events to bring the children out from the class rooms and helping them instilling the competitive attitude is one the requirement of today’s world. He advised the students to improve their general knowledge taking advantage of such events. Dr. Shaukat endorsed the support of IISR in perpetuating such mind energizing competitions among students of Indian communities in Riyadh.
Salman Khalid, academic director of IPS, emphasized the importance of such events and congratulated all the participants. He further added that General Knowledge event organized by Bihar Anjuman is a very good initiative and this will certainly encourage the students of expat communities in enhancing their general knowledge. “The GK questions were very creative, intelligent, stimulating and entertaining”, said Khalid.
The event was a big success and applauded by the parents of the participants. Attendees praised the organizers for their commitment, innovation and passion to conduct educational events. “We are thankful to the organizers for such events and looking forward for more in the future”, said Dr Mukhtar Khan, father of one of the winner.
The following participants emerged winners in their respective groups:
Group 1 (Grades 6 to 8) : First – Wajahat Wajid Khan, Second – Adeeba Zahid, Third – Md. Obaid Ahsan and Consolation – M. Zubar.
Group 2 (Grades 9 & 10) — First – Farooque Mukhtar Khan, Second – Uroosa Anwar, Third – Talha Zia and Consolation – Raneem Akhtar.
The winners were awarded trophies and certificates. While other students got the participation certificates.
Prominent Indian community leaders among those who were present to encourage the competitors were IICC convenor Murshid Kamal, Businessmen like Feroze Rehman, Hilal Ahmed, Mohd Ziauddin and Md Amjad.
Bihar Anjuman volunteers including Mohd. Shaheen, Abid Hussain, Azhar Hussain, Nusrat Ali Khan, Abul Farah, Ameenul Haque, Faizal Balkhi, Muzaffar Iqbal, Faisal Imam, Najmuzzaman, Naushad Alam and others were instrumental while organizing the event.
Courtesy: TCN News