IABJ President Sajjad Alam told Community, "Throughout the past year, we had held a series of activities such as Qur'an reciting competition, New Year's Eve gathering, Qatar Sport Day, Eid Milan, Diwali, and Holi.
There will be speeches and a recounting of some interesting community work done by members of IABJ and how IABJ addresses the community's needs.
Earlier this month, on April 7, IABJ organised the First International Mushaira on the occasion of Bihar Diwas 2016 to a great response.
In addition to socio-cultural and community welfare activities, IABJ has a history of organising literary programmes.
In view of a considerable number of Biharis and Jharkhandis working in Qatar, IABJ was founded by Shakil Ahmed Kakvi, Mirza Hamid Ali, Aslam Parvez, Zafar Khan and many others at CCC Camp, Messaieed in May 2000.
's Newly Elected President Ghufran Mohammad, Vice President Tanveer Ahmad, General Secretary Rafique Ahmad and Treasurer Jahangir Alam were warm welcomed and were given the flowers bouquet.
This is the first time IABJ has nominated non-expatriate Indians for the awards.
Some well-known cultural groups from India will also participate." The other IABJ office bearers who attended the press conference were Nilangshu Dey, Habibun Nabi, Mirza Hamad Ali, Gohar Althaff and Bilal Khan.
Announcing this at a press conference on Tuesday, IABJ President Shakil Ahmad Kakvi said that the decision was taken by a panel of judges including ICC Chief KM Varghese, ICBF Chief Nilangshu Dey, patron of Bazm-e-Qatar Syed Abdul Hye, Chairman of ICC Advisory Council Hasan Chogule and Chairman of Qatar Chapter of NRI Institute MS Bukhari.
It has given us an opportunity to get together and showcase talents of Bihar." Kakvi quoted a message from Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi as saying, "I congratulate IABJ and Bihar Foundation, Qatar chapter, for doing good work for Biharis and Bihar." Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of ICC's Advisory Council Hasan Chogule congratulated the expatriates from India and Jharkhand on the occasion of Bihar Diwas but pointed out that the Association should recognise and honour talents from the two states of Bihar and Jharkhand in other fields also.
So, the IABJ must diversify its honours for talents so that not only writers but also other talented persons from Bihar and Jharkhand get a fair deal", Chogule said.
Also present on the occasion were, the patron of Bazm-e-Qatar Syed Abdul Hye and General Secretary of IABJ Farooq Ahmed.