129th Founders Day Celebration

129th Founders Day Celebration of Zahira College,Colombo
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COLOMBO — The Batch of 2011 (Old Boys)  Zahira College Colombo had  organized an virtual event to mark the 129th Founders Day  Celebration of Zahira College  recently.    

The event was live streamed on Social Media across the channels belonging to the School. Five distinguished Old Boys who excelled in their respective field were present to talk about the days they studied at Zahira and how it inspired them to where they are now.

Zahira College, Colombo was founded in 1892 as Al Madrasathul Zahira by two of the most prominent Sri Lankan Muslims of the day, I.L.M. Abdul Aziz and Arasi Marikar Wapicchie Marikar, with the active patronage of Ahmed Orabi Pasha of Egypt.

Today Zahira College is the largest Muslim educational institution in Sri Lanka with more than 5,600 students and nearly 300 teachers.

The guest speakers were Minister of Justice Ali Sabry , Chancellor of Wayamba    University Professor Tuley De Silva,   Rtd. Major General Fareez Yusuf of Sri Lanka Army and Chairman Board of Governors of Zahira College  Fouzul Hameed.   

After the National Anthem and College Song, the welcome Speech was delivered by M. Minhaaj, President of  Zahira College Batch of 2011.

Keynote and Introduction of the Speakers presented by Principal of Zahira College Trizviiy Marikkar.  

The Closing Note event was by Alavi Mukthar, President of Old Boys Association and Secretary of Old Boys Association Nuzri Munsoor delivered the vote of thanks.

Event was Co Hosted by Akil Masoon and Firaz Fariz from batch of 2011 in English and Sinhala Languages.

Ruzaik Farook

Freelance Journalist at ANCL Lake House. Correspondent of Colombo Times and Need News.

Former Correspondent of Lankadeepa and Wijaya Newspapers LTD. Appointed Justice of Peace.


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