Addressing a Press conference in Dubai, Ibrahim Bu Melha, Chairman of the Award's Organizing Committee said: "We don't have any thing valuable to present for Shaikh Zayed’s soul other than the Holy Book of God.
He said thousands of participants would recite the Holy Quran during DIHQA’s programmes. He said that copies of the Holy Quran would be distributed among the public throughout the month."
Bu Melha said that 81 contestants from different countries would participate in this year’s Holy Quran recitation competition. “As a large number of contestants are taking part in the competition compared to previous years, it has made the task of the management committee a bit difficult.” He said adequate arrangments would be made to accommodate more contestants in the coming years.
He said that this year’s competition would be held in two sessions (morning and evening) daily compared to single session last year.
He said the committee was making efforts to make DIHQA a grand hub for the Quranic society. “Under the patronage of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, we are fortunate to see that Dubai has become a centre for the learning of the Holy Quran.
He said as part of DIHQA programmes during the holy month of Ramadan, lectures on various Islamic topic would be be held for 15 days. Lectures for men would be held at Dubai Chamber of Commerce and for women at the Dubai Women Association.Eminent scholars from different countries will deliver lectures and answer the questions of audience.
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