Al-Khozama students shine in Youth Leadership Program

The Youth Leadership Program grand finale was held in Dammam. (Photo/Supplied)
Updated 02 January 2019

Al-Khozama students shine in Youth Leadership Program

The grand finale of the Youth Leadership Program (YLP) of Al-Khozama International School Dammam was held recently.

Participants in the program, which aimed to enhance the communicative and leadership skills of the students, were mentored by the Prudent Family Toastmasters Club.

The event was attended by Razi Sheikh Pareeth, deputy group manager of the BEST Group of Schools, KSA; Jayashree Muralidhar, principal of Al-Khozama International School; Abdul Gafoor Irumban, headmaster; Albin Joseph, chief contest master; Alex Philip, chief judge; toastmasters and parents. 

Twenty-three boys and 21 girls from classes 6-8 underwent rigorous training for a period of nine weeks to hone their skills in communication, presentation and leadership. 

Toastmasters Albin Joseph, Merlin Albin, Narasimha Rao, Taher Saeed, Irfan Iqbal khan, Fatema Taher Saeed and Shabana were instrumental in mentoring the students. 

The contest comprised three sessions — international speech, table topics and speech evaluation. 

The international speech contest was led by Joseph Albin, where contestants spoke on prepared topics. 

The winners of the first three positions in the international speech category were Mirza Zubair Baig, Abdullah Khan Sherwani and Denin Shajji in the boys’ section, and Arunima Sunil, Sudhanthi Murali and Sachi Singh in the girls’ section, respectively. 

The table topics contest was led by Samiya Irfan Khan, in which the candidates spoke on a topic given on the spot. 

The top three winners in the category were Rudra Singh Chauhan, Harshith Harish and Ayaan Surkhi of the boys’ section, and Neeharika Prashanth, Marice Kuriakose Mattamana and Maria Roy of the girls’ section, respectively.

The speech evaluation contest was led by Zainab Taher Saeed. The winners of first, second and third positions in the category were Kaivalya Dawande, Ayser Al-Safi Rabbani and Sulaiman Dawood in the boys’ section, and Anuskha Deka, Amrutha T. Joseph, and Ashlin Joseph in the girls’ section, respectively.


Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Updated 20 August 2019

Malabar: Starlet Tamannaah opens new gold outlet in India

Global jewelry retailer Malabar Gold & Diamonds launched its new showroom at Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru on Aug. 16 — 26th in the state of Karnataka, India.

Indian film actress and Malabar Group’s brand ambassador Tamannaah Bhatia inaugurated the showroom in the presence of Chairman M.P. Ahammed, Managing Director (India Operations) Asher O, management team members of the group along with customers, media persons and guests. 

The showroom has an extensive collection of traditional and modern designs in tune with the taste of jewelry lovers. The group offers exquisite and beautiful jewelry — Ethnix — Handcrafted Designer Jewelry; Era — Uncut Diamond Jewelry; Mine — Diamonds Unlimited, Divine — Indian Heritage Jewelry, Precia — Gem Jewelry; and Starlet — Kids Jewelry. 

Malabar Gold & Diamonds has a product range that caters to tastes of all age group.

“We are thankful for the trust reposed by the customers. We are further expanding in the state of Karnataka in the days to come. We are committed to ensuring value for money to the customers by providing with high-quality products, new technology and through sincere trade,” said Ahammed.

Malabar Gold & Diamonds offers life-long maintenance service, one-year free insurance, zero deduction for gold exchange and buyback guarantee for all jewelry. 

The group has a retail network of 250 outlets spread across 10 countries.