Jeddah: The Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum (IPWF) Cycling Club under the patronage of the Consulate General of India Jeddah, marked a distinct beginning on first January 2021 with the Cycling Championship filled with zest and zeal, maintaining Covid-19 precautionary norms, organized at the rain-kissed ground of the International Indian School Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (IISJ - Boys Section).
IPWF CyCling Club is an integral part of Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum (IPWF) under the patronage of the Consulate General of India Jeddah formed to encourage Indian Community to adopt a healthy lifestyle through cycling, considered to be a complete workout both for the mind and the soul.
The highlights for the cycling challenge were some exciting races categorized as follows:
- Child Race Below 9 Yrs Age
- Child Race 9-14 Yrs Age
- Single Race Bicycle Male
- Single Race Bicycle Female
- Single Race Tricycle Female
- ZigZag Race Bicycle Male
- ZigZag Race Bicycle Female
- ZigZag Race Tricycle Female
- Relay Race Bicycle-Tricycle combo Female
- Relay Race Bicycle Male - 2 QF Races
- Relay Race Bicycle Male - FINALS
His Excellency Mr. Y.Sabir, Acting Consul General, Consul Hajj and Director IPWF graced this colorful Event as the Chief Guest, Dr.Najeeb Q.Ammar Principal -i/c of IISJ attended as Guest of Honor while President IPWF Group Mr. Md. Ayyub Hakeem presided over this Sports Meet.
Indian community of all ages, Kids, Women and Men were all Smiles, Cheers, and Overjoyed creating fervent atmosphere. More-so for the Victorious medalist of Gold, Silver and Bronze, as well lots of surprised gifts.
His Excellency appreciated IPWF initiative and congratulated Forum President and entire organizing team for encouraging the Indian Community consistently with different Events to live an active and healthy life.
This beautiful day of January 1st, 2021, IPWF Group President, warmly welcomed Chief Guest, dignitaries, media personalities, participants and distinguished guests. He highlighted the growing enthusiasm of new members joining IPWF Cycling Club.
Oath for fair decision and sportsmanship was taken by “Yellow Caps -Commissaire” before beginning of the race. The inaugural flag-off 2021 by the Chief Guest marked the beginning of Cycling Challenge.
Vibrant Executive members, Syed Nasir Khurshid, Abdul Rahman Poyakkara, Liyakhath Ali Kotta, Farhan Abdur Rab, Mohammed Amin, Shaukath Ali Kotta, Mohammed Fazal, extended support from members: M. Ilyas Iqbal, Adnan Amin, Ali Jaffer and Lady Coordinators: Mrs. Farah Ayoob, Mrs. Afreen F. Bhoira in line with the President spectacularly managed the sports gathering.
Lucky draw on the basis of registration numbers was done for attendees and gift hampers were given to winners.
The Sponsors were appreciated for their support: Tamer Group, Abeer Medical Group for providing ambulance and medical care, Jeddah National Hospital for support, Giordano for providing beautiful T shirts, Geepas for providing wonderful home Appliances, AL Kabeer for providing delicious Hot snacks, Bonny Milk for providing tea and coffee, Indomie for tasty Noodles. The event was timely concluded.
Event started with the recitation of Holy Quran by Hafiz Farhan Abdur Rab Treasurer of the forum and race started with the flag-off by Chief Guest, welcome desk was professionally handled by dynamic lady coordinators of the forum Mrs. Farah Ayoob Hakeem and Mrs. Afreen Farhan.
Executive Member of the Forum Mr Abdul Rahman Poyakkara conducted enthusiastically the event with close coordination with referees-Commissaire, while vote of thanks was delivered by General Secretary Syed Nasir Khursheed, event concluded with fresh snacks distribution arranged by the forum.