Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre Conducts Third Elocution Competition

Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre Conducts Third Elocution Competition

MMERC and all its affiliated institutions hold three elocution competitions in each of its academic year in which participation of all students, enrolled in Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL), is compulsory.

Sunday, 15 March 2020: Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre (MMERC) held the final round of the third Elocution Competition 2019-21 on Sunday, 15 March, 2020 at MMERC Auditorium. There were 9 participants in the final list namely Yasir Mahmood, Asim Suhail, Mohd Belal, Mohd Abdur Rab, Tariq Khan, Hammad Quraishi, Amir Huzaifa, Nur Musaeed and Abdul Malik. They demonstrated their proficiency in speaking English and regaled the audience through their speeches on various topics.

Assistant coordinator of MMERC extra curriculum activities, Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi told, “MMERC and all its affiliated institutions hold three elocution competitions in each of its academic year in which participation of all students, enrolled in Diploma in English Language and Literature (DELL), is compulsory.”  He further said, “MMERC also organizes a national level Inter-DEEL elocution competition in which three best speakers from each affiliated and non-affiliated DELL-run institutions participate.”

Professor Arif Ansari, one of the judges of the competition, giving his observation said, “All speeches delivered by contestants were good Mashs’Allah and their efforts were highly appreciable. Giving some valuable suggestions to the students he further narrated a quotation, “A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interests.”

The guest of honor of the program, Professor Ahmad Kamal Khusro appreciated the students with his encouraging words and said, “All speeches were well-prepared and though all cannot get the prize but all deserve due admiration as getting the prize is not the goal.”

Maulana Hamidullah Qasmi, Nazim Markaz Ihyail Fikri Islami, Muzaffarabad Saharanpur, UP, the guest of honor, also addressed the students and shed some lights on the importance of English language particularly for Ulama. He said that the English language is very essential for contemporary ulama as it is the only way through which they can change people’s mindset about theme.

The program was priseded over by Hafiz Iqbal chunawala, a member of advisory body of Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband. In his presidential speech, he first admired the students and their efforts and then told them the importance of English language for Da’wah purpose in this present time when all the missionaries are working against Islam and Muslims. He also paid tribute to Markazul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre and its founder for this revolutionary work and for this noble task.

Maulana Muhammad Burhanuddin Qasmi, director of MMERC and one of the judges of the competition gave his remarks about the speeches. He further announced the result and declared Hammad Quraishi, who spoke on “Citizenship Amendment Act and our Struggle”, Tariq Khan who delivered his speech on the topic of “Trust in Allah” and Abdul Malik who spoke on “Al-Aqsa is crying out for help first, second and third respectively.

The third judge of the program was Prof. Mushataq Shaikh.

The winners were honored with trophies and some cash prizes –1100 to all there winners and 500 to each other participant – and they were given with complimentary awards.

Mufti Muhammad Rashid Qasmi convened the program beautifully. All the staff of MMERC, especially, Maulana Atiqur Rahman Qasmi, branch in charge of MMERC, and teachers Maulana Aslam Javed Qasmi, Mufti Jaseemuddin Qasmi, Maulana Muaaz Mudassir Qasmi, Mufti Faheem Qasmi and Maulana Jameel Ahmad Qasmi contributed their best to make the program a success.