Jeddah: A magnificent award ceremony was hosted on Friday, 12th August 2022, by the Indian Pilgrims Welfare Forum (IPWF) under the patronage of Consulate General of India Jeddah at CGI Jeddah premises in honor of volunteers, individuals and multicultural Indian organizations who rendered voluntary services during Hajj 1443-2022.
IPWF Group Team India President Mr. Md. Ayyub Hakeem warmly welcomed honorable Chief Guest H.E. Mohd Shahid Alam, The Consul General of India and Mdm. Dr. Shakeela Khatun. In presence of Consul Haj Mr. Y. Sabir, Community Leaders, Hajj Volunteers, Quran Contest Winners, and distinguished Guests including Media personnel.
H.E. Mohd Shahid Alam while addressing the audience expressed deep gratitude to IPWF Group President for leading all groups unity in diversity, and applauded the relentless services of Team India to Hajjis, regardless of their nationalities; which have been recognized and appreciated by Saudi authorities and other Nations officials. He also thanked the Government of Saudi Arabia to make this year Haj possible.
Mr. Hakeem extended Thanks for the tremendous support to H.E. The Consul General of India, Consul Haj, and Consulate officials. He shared a beautiful Presentation of Team India Volunteers in action of Haj services of KMCC, IFF, OICC, THANIMA, VIQAYA, KCF, RSC, IWA, IWF, JHWF, MHWF, TNRIF, NAVODAYA and IPWF.
He congratulated everyone for being part of this noble cause in solidarity, to remain blissful and more grateful which has highest moral values of Generosity and Faith during the 10 best days of Islamic year, which comprises spiritual Journey of a life time.
Farhan Abdur Rub announced young Winners (girls and boys) of virtual Quran Recitation Contest. Who were felicitated on the stage by Madam CG Dr. Shakeela Khatun along with IPWF Mrs. President.
Thereafter, Quran contest panel of Judges Hafiz Shk. Ismail Maniar and Hafiz Abdullah Osmani were awarded Mementos.
Triumphant celebration continued, H.E. Consul General honored outstanding Volunteers by Crystal Awards (President ‘s Choice), who where selected on basis of their steadfast services beyond-call-of-assignment and efforts.
2nd sets of Star Awards with Giordano Gifts were given to Best Volunteers nominated by their respective community organizations heads.
Rest of Volunteers were Jubilant to receive Certificates of Appreciation of their part in Haj services.
IPWF Group events started with recitation of Holy Quran by Hafiz Ismail Maniar. Program were anchored by Syed Nasir Khursheed and Muhammed Amin. Vote of Thanks was extended by Rehan Akhtar. Graphic designs by Mohammed Amir Umar. Organization team support by Executive Committee members included lady coordinators, Md. Aziz Kidwai, AbdulAhad Kirmani, Adnan Amin, Fazal Mohammed, Shoukat Kotta and Liyaqat Kotta. A specially arranged seated dinner was served.