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Revamped Swimming Pool Prayer Room

It was a long felt need to have a fully furnished prayer room for the convenience to the worshipers who patronize the swimming pool and the conference room to pray on time. Vice president of OBA, Rafeek Buhary initiated this newly refurbished prayer room and by the grace of Allah, it was ceremonially declared opened by the Principal, Mr. Trizvi Marikkar on 22nd January, 2017 with a presence of large gathering.

WorkShop - Brand Promise based on the Zahira Model

The Office Bearers Role in Delivering the “Brand Promise” based on the “Zahira “Model workshop was successfully conducted by Bro. Munshif Hussain on 15th January 2017, to a packed-to-capacity audience at the swimming pool auditorium. 

Mr. Trizvi Marikkar, Principal of the Zahira College and Mr. Rizvi, secretary to the BOG graced the occasion as special guests. 

The welcome speech was delivered by Bro. Azmi (OBA president) and Bro. Ashraf Rumi (G80 president) by highlighting the significance of the workshop. Naushad Alavi delivered an introduction of Bro. Munshif Hussain.

This corporate style breakfast workshop was jointly organized by the OBA and G80 for the benefit of the affiliated members to keep abreast of the management techniques as well as guidelines to conduct effective meetings.

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OBA DAY OUT - 2016

The Organizing committee of the OBA, under the co – chairmanships of Mr. Namiz and Shiraz organized an unforgettable day outing at Che Adventure Park at Kahatapitiya, Hanwella on Saturday, the 3rd of December, 2016.

Nearly 20 OBA Exco members participated at the outing, which provided everyone with an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate themselves. The outdoor games such as Rifle shooting, Archery, thrilling Aerial Rope and other fun filled ground activities were conducted by well-trained ex commandos of SL forces, and was keenly accepted and attended by all the members.

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OBA 97th AGM - 2016

There are only a few educational institutions in Sri Lanka, that have been in existence for over 100 years, and Zahira College, Colombo is part of this elite group of centenaries, being founded in 1892. The OBA is part and parcel of Zahira’s edification. It is a matter of pride to note that the 97th AGM was held on the 25th of Sep, 2016 at the iconic Gaffor Hall where its illustrious founders’ name and photos were engraved. Mr. M. U. M. Azmi, a distinguished college ‘Coloursmen’ was unanimously elected as the President, with Mr. Akram Mowlana being elected as the Secretary along with 15 EXCO members. The blend of much experienced older members together with the computer savvy youngsters is a clear indication of how the OBA is grooming a new batch of young leaders so the baton could be handed over in due time.

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