65 countries confirm participation in Dihqa

DUBAI — Sixtyfive countries and Islamic communities have so far now confirmed their participation in the Dubai International Holy Quran Award (Dihqa) to be held during the holy month of Ramadan.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Thu 15 Sep 2005, 10:38 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:19 PM

The Award's Organising Committee headed by Ibrahim Bu Melha discussed in a meeting the necessary preparations for the activities of the Award's ninth session this year. The Committee will also announce the name of the winner of the Award's Islamic Personality of the Year after taking the approval of the founder of the Award, General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister.

The committee also reviewed the nominees of the UAE for the award from among the winners of the local competition "The National Memoriser" that was concluded recently.

The committee will announce the name of the UAE contestant who will represent the country in the Dihqa at its next meeting. A quality development will be carried out on the Award's shield. Exhibitions will be held with the aim to inform the public on the story of success of the Award during the past eight years. The Award's Media Unit is communicating with a number of local departments, shopping malls and hospitals where it would organise exhibitions that can be easily moved from one place to another according to the convenience of the party that will host them.

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