The Viavathi Quran Competition for school students in Sh. Atoll began Thursday.
The Viavathi Quran Competition is organized by the Sh. Atoll Council. The competition will continue until Saturday.
Sh. Atoll Council’s assistant director Mohamed Hassan told Sun the competition was opened for 14 schools in the atoll.
85 students from 10 schools are participating in the competition, he said.
According to Mohamed, the biggest purpose of the competition is to select students for the upcoming National Quran Competition.
“This competition is also held to foster love for Islam among school students in the region,” he said.
The competition is being held in Sh. Funadhoo.
The competition is sponsored by State Trading Organization (STO), and co-sponsored by Fenaka Corporation. The school that comes up top will receive MVR 10,000, the runner-up will receive MVR 7,000, and the second runner-up will receive MVR 5,000.