at-Taiyebaat committee organized a Valedictory Function for the first batch of ladies students enrolled under the SCOPE – Communicative English Language Training Programme on 26th Jumaadi ul-Ukhraa 1437, 3-4-2016, Sunday at Markaz-e-Husaini Hall, Badri Mohalla, Wadi, Vadodara. Mukaasir ud-Da’wat Saiyedi Mohammad Nuruddin Bhaisaheb (dm) presided the function. Ra’s ul-Hudood Hakeemuddin saheb and SCOPE District Head Mr. Rajesh Nambiar shared the dias. The students along with their family members were present.
Mukaasir ud-Da’wat (dm) said in his speech that, “Today I feel that I am in UK as all of you speak English so nicely and confidently. I must say that the effort started by at-Taiyebaat today should continue and like this batch many of you should encourage others to take part in this type of educational activities and help in building positivity in our community. English is an International Language and everywhere you will have to face it. Make it the part of your routine as it has become the basic tool of communication. When I was in school studying in 6th Class Marhoom Mukaasir ud-Da’wat Saiyedi Dr. Husain Mo’eenuddin saheb (ra) inculcated in me the habit of reading Times of India newspaper and this has helped me immensely in making the base of English Language strong. I also urge all of you to first know your Mother Tongue i.e. Arabicized Gujarati known as Lisaan ud-Da’wat which we speak at our home. You should inarguably know how to read, write and understand our language as it becomes your social recognition and cultural identity. Rasoolullaah (saws) said that, “The Man is hidden under his Tongue”. If you want to know someone make him speak and let him express his views”.
at-Taiyebaat committee head Bu Saahebah al-Mufazzalah Shafe’ahbu said in her key address that, “It all began a few years ago, when our Maulaa His Holiness Syedna wa Maulaana Abu Sa’eed il Khayr Haatim Zakiyuddin Saheb (tus), spoke about his vision to educate our community with spoken English. Our initiative was to start this program for the ladies especially, housewives and mothers of kids who go to English medium school, as most of the mothers feel shy in attending the kids Parents Teachers meetings as they couldn’t understand and speak English well. It was a tough task for us to convince the people to join this course even after getting a very good amount of scholarship from the Panjatani Charitable Trust. The major question we faced was… “HOW CAN ONE LEARN SPOKEN ENGLISH IN JUST FORTY DAY??? THAT TOO ONLY IN TWO HOURS PER DAY???” We had to explain the whole thing and then convince them. This is a valedictory function of our first batch and we hope that this type of Spoken English Language training program should continue. After taking up this course, they’ve got confidence that they too can learn, understand and speak English, though not perfectly but confidently….It has been an enriching and exciting experience for all…”
The students enacted a short play on different topics which highlighted some of the social issues such as, “Save a Girl Child”, “Obeying Traffic Rules” and “Internet-A boon or a Curse”. They delivered dialogues and discussed the issues elegantly and efficiently. They all felt that now they with them the power to converse in English in any circumstances.
SCOPE District Head Mr. Rajesh Nambiar shared his views and said that, “I can’t believe my eyes that so many well dressed Alavi Bohra ladies are today conversing in the Queen’s language. You all have done a fantastic job and worked hard to achieve this milestone in such a short time. I am always with at-Taiyebaat and will be a part of their Endeavours in Education and Awareness.”