Text and pic by Ruzaik Farook
The All Ceylon YMMA Conference held its 61st Annual Convention at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka Auditorium, Colombo recently. The YMMA recognised two personalities of the year for their valuable services rendered to the community and the country.
They are Philanthropist Al Haj Illyas Abdul Kareem and former director SLBC Muslim Service Al Haj Moulavi Z.L.M. Mohamed. The chief guest of the ceremony Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem distributed the awards.
The YMMA also gives away various awards to YMMA branches for specialised projects carried out during the year and presented the following awards.
Religious Award – Ahadiyya School YMMA Hulftsdorf
Best Pre – School Award – YMMA Madawala
Health Project Eye Camp Award — YMMA Central
Best Project Award – YMMA Paragahakotuwa
Best Treasurer Award – YMMA Bandarawela
Best Secretary Award – YMMA Wattegedera
Best President Award – YMMA Badulla
Most Outstanding upcoming Youth Leader Award – YMMA Wattegedera
Most Outstanding Member YMMA — Wattegedera
The guest of honour President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka President’s Counsel Shibly Aziz officially launched the YMMA web site and released the official News Letter “Shubban”,the first copy of the News Letter presented to Shibly Aziz by Editor of the Publication Ashroff Rumi.
National President of the YMMA Attorney at Law Nadvi Bahudeen delivered the welcome address.
Senior Minister A.H.M. Fowzie, former Minister of Trade and Commerce A.R.M. Munsoor, A.H.M. Azwer MP, Board of Trustees Chairman A.L.M. Sabir, Patron Cader M. Ali and other members were present.