VOC celebrated their one year anniversary in style with a pre-Ramadan thikr and dinner at the elegant Chateux da Baroness at Baron’s Estate. On arrival, guests were welcomed by chandeliers and leather interior embellished with crystals, pinks and metallic décor fit for French royalty, where they were served a three course meal. They enjoyed the company of Saturday Live presenter Mogammat Zain Majiet, who kept everyone entertained and informed.
The radio station celebrated its one year on the independent frequency 91.3fm and extended a warm courteous appreciation to its listenership and supporters.
At the affair, the 15th Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ramadan outreach was launched, with a new addition – the added benefit of family recitation of the Quran. This year, organisers asked that the community be involved by sending VOC a list of the ajaza they have recited.
And even more momentous, was the announcement of the first Khatmal Quran to be recited in 20 dialects in Ramadan. From the achievements over the past year, to new things coming up, VOC staff say they felt a sense of accomplishment.
After the speeches, Maulana Irshaad Sedick took the lead in the melodious sounds of the thikr jamah, which was followed by the scrumptious main couse. Post the thikr, VOC staff had a good laugh with a spot prize competition, which saw many vying for rewards.
VOC has progressed with contemporary times whilst maintaining Islamic values. Due to a demand of replaying of segments broadcasted, the radio station had introduced its podcast download system in which listeners could download their favourite programmes.
“VOC’s programmes have been the most downloaded programmes on IONOFM,” says Majiet.
There was hope that the radio station remains strong and continues the service to the community.
“We hoped the station would prevail until eternity,” says Rashaad Frydie, a member of the management board. VOC
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