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Etisalat Afghanistan Annual Holy Quran Competition 2012 commences in Kabul

Kabul, June 13, 2012: Etisalat Afghanistan, the fastest growing telecommunications company in Afghanistan, has today announced the launch of Annual Holy Quran Recitation Competition in Herati Mosque, Kabul.
Etisalat Afghanistan is organizing this competition for the 5th year running in collaboration with Ministry of Hajj & Awqaf and Ministry of Media & Information, Government of Afghanistan.

The opening ceremony was attended by high level Government officials, Ministry of Hajj & Awqaf as well as members of media fraternity. Qaris / competitors from all regions of Afghanistan will be participating in the competition. The winner of Etisalat Afghanistan Holy Quran Awards 2012 will be representing Afghanistan in the annual Holy Quran Awards held during Ramadan in Dubai.

Commenting on the opening ceremony of Annual Holy Quran Competition, Mr. Ahmed Alhosani, CEO Etisalat Afghanistan said, “Being a United Arab Emirates Company, we stand committed in our resolve to promote Islamic culture and values in Afghanistan and realize the importance of Quran and such areas important to Afghans and the society. We are proud to organize this platform annually to uphold Islamic traditions by giving a chance to the youth for not only showing their skills but also creating a positive atmosphere in society right before the Holy Month of Ramadan.”

The competition will be supervised by panel comprising of Ministry of Hajj & Awqaf officials who will be short listing 30 Qaris initially and further test the skills for the selection of top 3 Qaris from all over Afghanistan. The final ceremony will be held in Kabul on June  19, 2012.
For more information about Etisalat Afghanistan and Holy Quran Awards 2012; please visit:  www.etisalat.af and www.facebook.com/etisalatAfg

About Etisalat Afghanistan: - Etisalat Afghanistan is part of Etisalat Telecommunications Group, (headquartered in UAE), one of the largest telecommunications group in the world. Etisalat is the first telecom operator to launch 3.75G services in Afghanistan and ranked as the fastest growing telecommunications company in Afghanistan. Being the official mobile phone partner of Afghanistan National Cricket Team and Afghanistan National Volleyball Federation, the company is partnering the development of the sports in the country. The company has taken various initiatives to help Afghan community in the fields of education, health, sports and other social endeavors. The company has also been supportive of National Sports of Afghanistan ~Buzkashi.