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Kuwait, March 27: Hundreds of Indian families participated and enjoyed the fun-filled IMA family outing-2007 organized by the Indian Muslim Association (IMA) in desert camp on the southern outskirts of the city.

There were separate tents for men and women enabling them to spend their time in an informal atmosphere. The day-long picnic from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm offered lots of sports for children and adults like volleyball, football,  cricket, running race, tug of war and so on.

Apart from sports, fun and food, educational discourses and Friday sermon by visiting Islamic scholar Moulana Taher Madani, Director – Jamiyatul Falah, Uttar Pradesh, was also arranged which gave an educational blend to the entertaining atmosphere. ‘Mushaira’ or a session for Urdu poetry was conducted in parallel session during the sports break and it was appreciated by many Urdu literature lovers. 

The proceedings started with the breakfast. During the morning session, Moulana Taher Madani gave a discourse on principles of family life. He urged participants to give due emphasis to the spiritual and educational training of the children which Islam considers as the charity and prime parental obligation.

Children thrilled the audience by songs during the morning session.  In the afternoon session by IMA – Youth Wing featured very interesting quiz competition, dramas and computer-generated animation presentations.  The daylong outing concluded with with prizes being distributed to the winners of different sports and competitions.

Abu Sagr's Fouzi Mohammed Matouk Al-Aslam graced the occasion with his participation as chief guest and appreciated the spirit of the gathering as a medium for interaction between the families.  The womenfolk conducted equally interesting parallel session exclusively for themselves, but the Friday sermon was common for both men and women.

Transport facilities was arranged from Salmiya, Fahaheel, Kuwait city, Abbasiya and Khaitan for the convenience of the participants.  Delicious breakfast and buffet lunch were served through Winnners Restaurant.

Syed Ahmed Ali and Iqbal Ahmed were the chief coordinators of the event.  Jafar Jamal and Mushtaq Ahmad organized the sports activities. Masood Shahab and Arshad Habeeb coordinated the morning and afternoon stage sessions respectively.


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