Jeddah: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) hosted on Tuesday a reception and photo exhibition for the six winners of its maiden edition of Human Face of Ramadan Photo Contest.
The reception was held at the headquarters of the OIC General Secretariat in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where the winning photos were exhibited. OIC Assistant Secretary General for Palestinian Affairs Ambassador Samir Bakr Diab represented Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani at the reception and handed over plaques to the winners.
The six winners of the Photo Contest which witnessed extensive participation of individuals from the OIC member states are: Heba Ismael Mohamed Obeidiya from Palestine, Sami Ucan from Turkey, Ahmed Jamal Ali Hassan from Egypt, Saidu Abdulkadir Hamdullahi from Nigeria, Yusef bin Saud from Morocco, and Ahmed Fadlil Imran from Indonesia.
In her speech at the occasion, OIC Director of Information Maha Akeel, whose department organized the competition, said the contest is aimed at close relationship between different communities in the Islamic world.
“We encouraged contestants to depict the Spirit of Ramadan that includes brotherhood, sharing, gathering, diverse Islamic traditions and cultures, which all fall within the OIC objectives of promoting Islamic solidarity, brotherhood and cultural awareness,” Maha Akeel said.
After the reception, the winners of the Photo Contest left for Makkah to perform Umrah, in preparation for Hajj, which is their prize for winning the competition.