Dubai: After 20 days of valuable lectures and relentless examinations till 02:00 am, curtains were brought down on the 19th edition of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA) at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday night, a media report said.
According to Khaleej Times, the names of the top winners in both the ‘Memorisation’ and ‘Most Beautiful Recitation’ contests will be announced later during the concluding ceremony of the prestigious award to be held at the Cultural & Scientific Association, Al Mamzar, on Wednesday night, July 15 - two days before Eid al-Fitr.
The 11-day international Quran competition, the main branch of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, saw 76 contestants from across the globe over the period from June 24 to July 04. The five-member arbitration committee has earlier disqualified seven memorisers for showing poor performance.
In a relentless effort, the Media Unit of the Award, though mostly consisting of volunteers, exerts its utmost to broadcast and deliver the events and activities of the award in every nook and corner.
Ahmed Al Zahid, head of the media unit, DIHQA, said they spared no effort to post, broadcast, and deliver the award events and activities in every nook and corner via and on all possible mass media and on social networks.
“A daily interesting footage with diverse interviews with contestants, sponsors, and high profile guests is prepared on the award events and activities and transmitted to all local and international mass media.”
The media unit also assumes the responsibility of all the designs and publications of the award, he added. “Producing documentaries on the award and foreseeing the decorations of the activities are part of our duties as well.”
Though the media team basically consists of volunteers, they have gained much, rich and diverse experience that some of them are professionally introducing the activities program while others take care of the daily raffle draws, Al Zahid explained.
“Some staffers communicate and coordinate with mass media whereas others are assigned for posting the award activities and events on social media, and interacting with fans, likers, and followers.”
However, the media unit pays a heed to international media. “We have invited and hosted a number of international mass media this year, such as Isra satellite TV - Kuwait, Quran Radio – Kuwait, Ahl-Al-Quran Sat channel, Peace be upon you Prophet Sat channel, as well as the Dubai channels network which post the award activities around the globe.
“These are apart from the Award satellite channel which posts the award activities on Nile-Sat and Badr-Sat,” he said, noting that the media unit, availing the latest media technologies, has seen an overwhelming development over almost two decades.
Al Zahid underlined that the media unit is in active communication with all the award fans on social media, mainly Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. “Such modern means of communication have helped us much deliver the message of the award and post all its activities worldwide.”