Spoken Arabic Guide released
16 Oct 2016 - 11:27
Spoken Arabic Guide, the latest book of Amanulla Vadakkangara, a Doha-based Indian author was released at a function yesterday. Dr MP Hassan Kunhi, a longtime Doha-resident and a prominent Indian entrepreneur released the book by handing over a copy to Muhammedunni Olakara, global chairman of Anti-Smoking Society.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Hassan Kunhi highlighted the importance of initiative to know the language and culture of the country we work in and urged the audience to utilise all opportunities for the overall development. Familiarising Arabic language usages will benefit all expatriates to sharpen their communicative skills and improve efficiency at work place. It will also strengthen socio cultural relations, he said.
It is highly relevant in the context of the Ministry of Economy and Trade making it mandatory that all business tools including invoices, product labels, service lists, and warning about health risks should be in Arabic, he said. Hotels, shopping malls, car showrooms, maintenance centres, and other stores have also been asked to assign at least one Arabic speaking employee at their reception desk.
It is very important that all expatriates should try to master at least the basic Arabic communication.
He lauded the efforts to spread the language and called up on the community to make use of all chances to learn Arabic language.
Receiving the first copy of the book, Olakara said it was very important for learning the language of country for a number of reasons. He said “Arabic language, apart from its rich cultural and traditional values, is the most important language for communication in Qatar and the region. Knowing the language will greatly improve the communication skills of the expatriates with the government departments and the citizens of the country. Moreover, it will enable the people to understand the cultural and local traditions of the country in a better way. Arabic is one of the most vibrant languages in the world.
Mentioning the importance of learning Arabic, he said: “Learning Arabic language will help the expatriates in the country to converse and deal with others more confidently and conveniently. It is important for every expatriate to know the language of the country so that they feel integrated with the culture and values of the country.”
Habeeburahman Kizhissery, executive director of Friends Cultural Centre, also spoke on the occasion.
It is the twelfth book of Amanulla to teach Spoken Arabic. He has different programmes aimed at different segments of the society and all his books are hailed as hot cakes on the topic. His major books on Spoken Arabic are Spoken Arabic Made Easy, Spoken Arabic for all, Spoken Arabic Tutor, Spoken Arabic Master, A formula to speak Arabic and Spoken Arabic Gurunathan.
He has successfully conducted several batches Spoken Arabic programmes in Qatar.
Amanulla Vadakkangara proposed a vote of thanks.
Amanulla, the former head of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Ideal Indian School Doha, is popular among the expatriate communities for his initiatives to spread Arabic among the students and elders. He was responsible for introducing Arabic as a second language in Indian schools in Qatar. His Arabic for English Schools is a recommended series for CBSE schools in India and abroad.
His Arabic lessons as Radio Teacher in UAE based Radio, VOICE OF KERALA is being followed by thousands of listeners worldwide.