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Wunti Al-khair organizes National Qur’anic recitation competition.

BY YAHUZA YAHAYA DOKA:

A Bauchi based nongovernmental, ‘Wunti Al-khair Foundation’ has organized a national Qur’anic recitation competition in Bauchi with participants from six northern states.

Wunti Al-khair Foundation is a charity organisation that is providing assistance to the orphans and vulnerable people, community services as well as different forms of interventions in critical areas of education and health among others.

According to reports, the event is the first of it kind by the organization where contestants from Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano and Niger states are participating.

Bauchi State governor Bala Mohammed represented by his deputy Auwal Jatau has earlier declared the ceremony opened.

He commended the foundation for organising the event, saying such competition would encourage children to memorize the holy Qur’an.

On his part, the chairman of the competition committee Sayyadi Aliyu Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi said the aim of organising the competition was to identify children who could recite and memorise the holy Qur’an with correct pronunciations (Tajweed’).

In a remark, the Emir of Dass Alhaji Usman Bilyamini Othman who appreciated the organisers for the initiative, hoped that the effort would be sustained to ensure that the younger ones develop the habit of memorising the Qur’an.

At the end of the five-day event, prizes of different kinds are billed to be presented to those who excelled among the contestants.

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