ISLAMABAD: As mark of respect for the holy month of Ramazan, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has organised several religious programmes and competitions across the country. Fortyfour regional offices have started holding Qirat, Naat, speeches and postal calligraphy competitions among the local students. These are in to motivate the young generation to follow Quran and Sunnah in their practical life, said a press release on Sunday. In the first phase, these are taking place in the regions. Later, the successful students will compete at the provincial level. At the third and final stage, the winners will be invited to the niversity’s main campus for the national levels competition. It is for the first time, that such activities were being arranged as per the directions of the Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui to educate the students about teachings of Quran and the Holy Prophet (PBUH).
Published in The Express Tribune, June 12th, 2017.