TUESDAY, 23 FEBRUARY – The Maulidur Rasul ‘Riang Ria’ Programme organised by the Islamic Centre Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently was to educate children as young as four years old to be trained and educated on the meaning of unity and love, based on Islam.
Director of UMS Press, Associate Professor Dr. Asmady Idris in his speech at the launching of the programme said that this programme was also participated by parents and able to unite and forge closer ties among participants and their parents, as well as teach them the value of respect.
“Children are like a piece of white cloth and parents are responsible in giving patterns to their children’s life,” he said.
He added that such programme should be continued in the future with improvements on the diversity of competitions, to be more creative and interesting.
The programme organised in conjunction with Maulidur Rasul UMS level 1437H also featured colouring competition and fashion show, opened to children aged between 4 and 12 years old.
A total of 100 participants participated in the competition which was divided into three categories according to age, with winners for each category receiving cash prize of RM100, certificate and other additional prizes, whilst the 1st runner-up cash prize of RM70, certificates and other additional prizes and the 2nd runner-up cash prize of RM50, certificate and other prizes.
Also present at the event were UMS Registrar, No’man Hj. Ahmad and UMS Islamic Affairs Senior Officer, Md. Razali Saibin. – SM (fl)
Photo: Malik Hanafi, Islamic Centre UMS