Shabandri's father, Faheem Ahmed, said the award provides children with greater motivation to learn the Arabic language.
"This is a very happy moment for our family. His success is the result of a lot of hard work and commitment and we are proud of his achievement," the report quoted Ahmed as saying. Ibrahim, a student of Quran memorization, emerged on top among the final 12 students who were selected in the areas of religious sermon and classical poetry recitation. The competition aimed to attract promising talents in the field of religious sermon and poetry recitation among boys within the ages of six and 11 years. (IANS)