By Sodiq Usman
As part of programmes to organise a befitting Eid-ul-Fitr picnic for Atfal and Nasrat, Majlis Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Osogbo District has commissioned the Children Park that was proposed few months ago.
The Children Park, situated beside Fingerlicking Restaurant along Old Governor’s Office, Gbogan-Ibadan Road, Sunmonu Brothers Avenue, Woleola Estate, Osogbo, was commissioned by Osogbo Circuit Missionary in collaboration with Sadr, Lajna District IV, Alhaja Anifat Badmus and others.
In his remarks, Alh. Oladipupo prayed Allah grant every one of us life to witness more picnics and that we could make the park a better place.
There were remarkable comments from parents that the new Ahmadiyya Children Park will serve as source of income for the Majlis in the nearest future if given good attention. On this, Dil’a Qaid, while appreciating the parents, remarked that more facilities would be provided on the park before next year. He declared that the park is available for wedding receptions and lots more with affordable charges.
This annual Dil’a Eid-ul-Fitri Picnic commenced after Ramadan fast five years ago in 2014.
The event was first held at Lawood Metals Limited Park, situated along Ilobu Road, Okinni Area, Osogbo, Osun State. The event was attended by all members of Jama’at’s auxiliary bodies in large numbers .
Moreover, the children attending the event could not keep their emotions in such situation as they saw the arena as joyous one with their parents and most especially their age grades, playing with one another with such amusing instruments at the park.
The yearly occasion had held twice at Lawood Metals after which the organizers under the leadership of Bro. Nurudeen Lateef, Osogbo Dil’a Qaid, rubbed minds together to change the venue to Delightsome Hotel Park, Halleluyyah Estate, along West Bye-Pass, Osogbo held on 9th July, 2016.
Apart from the token paid only by the participating children, the event has always been fully supported by Jama’at auxiliary bodies.
In addition, the fourth edition was held at GMT Hotel, Lamenco Roundabout Area, Osogbo in 2017 and was attended by fellow Jama’at members across Osogbo Circuit.
Among the dignitaries who attended the event include: Naib Sadr, South-West, Dr Taofeeq Sanni; Muavin Sadr, Amb. Ishaq Popoola; Maulvi Mubarak Bello; Osogbo Circuit Missionary, Alh. Abdul Ganiyy Oladipupo; Osogbo Jama’at President, Mr Akintunde AbdurRahman and Alh. (Hon) Taiwo Sunmonu, among others.
110 Atfal, 122 Nasrat, 79 Lajna, 18 Ansarullah and 69 Khuddam members registered their presence at the programme.