Syed Ahmed Ali and Iqbal Ahmed were the chief coordinators of the event. Jafar Jamal and Mushtaq Ahmad organized the sports activities. Masood Shahab and Arshad Habeeb coordinated the morning and afternoon stage sessions respectively.
Hundreds of Indian families participated and enjoyed the fun filled IMA family Picnic-2007 organized on Friday 23rd March, 2007 by Indian Muslim Association (IMA) in desert camp at South Kuwait in the outskirts of city . There were separate tents for men and women enabling them to cheer in an informal atmosphere. Day long picnic from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm offered lots of sports for children and adults like volleyball, Football, cricket, running race, tug of war and so on.
Apart from sports, fun and food, educational discourses and Friday sermon by visiting Islamic Scholar Moulana Taher Madani, Director – Jamiyatul Falah, U.P. was also arranged giving educational blend to the entertaining atmosphere. ‘Mushaira’ or a session for Urdu poetry was conducted in parallel session during the sports break was appreciated by many Urdu literature lovers.
Picnic started with the breakfast which followed a brief morning session. During morning session Moulana Taher Madani gave a discourse on principles of family life. He urged participants to give due emphasis for the spiritual and educational training of the children which Islam considers as the charity and prime parental obligation.
Children thrilled the audience by songs during the morning session. Afternoon session by IMA – Youth Wing was very interesting with quiz competition, dramas and computer generated animation presentations. Daylong picnic concluded with the prize distribution ceremony where prizes were distributed to the winners of different sports and competitions.
Abu Sagr Mr. Fouzi Mohammed Matouk Al-Aslam graced the occasion with his participation as chief guest and appreciated the picnic event as it is a stage set for interactions between the families. Female folks conducted equally interesting parallel session exclusively for females though Friday sermon was common for both men and women.
Transport facilities was arranged from Salmiya, Fahaheel, Kuwait city, Abbasiya & Khaitan for the convenience of the participants. Delicious breakfast and buffet lunch was served through Winnners Restaurant.