And it finally took place….! The Islamic Students’ Majlis of Wesley College celebrated its 50th anniversary in grand style. The Islamic Day 2011 of Wesley College which was held for the 44th time on February 17 at 2.30 pm at the Eco Auditorium, BMICH was a massive success, with the participation of over 500 guests including students from leading schools in the island.
This event was graced by the chief guest Mr. Mohamed Zubair the president of the board of management, Muslim Ladies Arabic College, and guest speaker Deshabandu Jazeema Ismail also the vice principal of Wesley Mr. W. Jayawardena, and other distinguished guests who delivered highly remarkable comments as well as appreciation for organizing this event in a magnificent way. The President of the ISMWC, Riffeth Rauff in his message stated about the hardships faced along the days of organizing this event and thanked all the stakeholders of the ISMWC for being with the committee throughout to make his dream a reality.
The event compered by Vice President of ISMWC Akeel Abdul Majeed started off in style with the traditional welcome song sung by the students of Wesley from Grade six and above followed by the opening Arabic recital by the Secretary of the ISMWC, Abdullah Mohideen.
And then the day’s proceedings continued with beautiful songs, presentations backed by the editor, Shafeek Shuail and a humorous drama by the junior executive committee of the ISMWC which delivered a message “Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity” which was also the theme for the event.
The Majlis also presented the crowd with the charity project along with the MWRAF Women's centre to assist the refugees in Kalmunai which placed a remarkable milestone in the history of the Majlis. Methodist College Colombo which is the sister school of Wesley too contributed by performing an Arabic song which added more colour to the succession of the event.
The awards for the winners of the interschool Islamic competitions which had taken place on February 3 at the College premises was awarded on this day where Hejaaz International School – Girls emerged champions of the “Do You Know” competition and Amal International School as champions of the “Calligraphy” competition, followed by the presentation of awards for the intergrade competition award winners.
The event left the crowd asking for more and also with a message that definitely struck with a blow that the ISMWC in the years to come have lot more to offer to the society at large.