As part of the celebrations, the first International Dawoodi Bohra Scout Band Competition was today organized under the management of Anjuman-e-Shiate- Ali, the Dawoodi Bohra Jamaat of Mumbai.
92 Dawoodi Bohra Scout Bands had arrived from all over India as well as from Pakistan, Dubai and Kuwait. They participated in the competition that was held at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) at Mahalaxmi Racecourse .
The participant Scout Bands were divided into 4 groups. Each group was supervised and judged by a panel of 3 judges from the Mumbai Police Band. The qualifying 12 Scout Bands performed for 3 minutes each in front of His Holiness in the evening.
Over 20,000 Dawoodi Bohras attended the grand event and conveyed their humble greetings to their beloved spiritual leader. His Holiness in an address praised the efforts of the community members in organizing such an event and bestowed benediction for their happiness and prosperity. On the occasion Syedna also prayed for peace, progress and prosperity to prevail in the nation and for the wellbeing of humanity at large.
Apart from this grand event, numerous social, economic, educational, medical and cultural programmes are being undertaken by the Dawoodi Bohras across the world starting from the birthday celebrations of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and culminate on the birthday of His Holiness on 7th May, 2007.