PAKSEANA EID MILAN DINNER AND MUSIC EVENT – AUG 13, 2016
Pakistan Steel Ex-Employees Association of North America (PAKSEANA) held its 2016 Eid Milan Dinner and Music Event on August 13, 2016 at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, in Mississauga. The event was attended by a large number of associates and their families and was a huge success. Mr Akmal Naqvi, Program Coordinator Pakseana, welcomed the guests and introduced the Chief Guest. Ms. Iqra Khalid, Member of Parliament, from the Mississauga riding attended the event as the Chief Guest and addressed the gathering, acknowledging and praising the efforts of PAKSEANA in bringing together the community by arranging events like this one. She also commended the work done by the PAKSEANA MATRIMONIAL WING towards bringing the young boys and girls of the community together, thereby helping the parents of the young people in finding the right match for their son or daughter. The gathering was also addressed by Mr. Azim Rizvee, a well-known politician, community worker and owner of Minmaxx Real Estate. He also commended the work done by PAKSEANA in getting the community together and getting involved in providing service to PAKSEANA associates in particular and the Pakistani community in general.
Another prominent guest was Mr. Peter Hodgson, a representative of the Canadian Red Cross. He was presented with a cheque for $1100 on behalf of PAKSEANA, by Mr. Nayer Wasti, Senior Vice President. This amount was collected by the associates of PAKSEANA for relief efforts initiated by the Govt. of Canada for the vast number of Canadians effected by the Fort MacMurray wildfire.
Mr. Abdul Hameed, Coordinator PAKSEANA MATRIMONIAL WING also addressed the guests and informed them about the progress made by the Matrimonial Wing over the last one year. Mr. Muhammad Waris, General Secretary PAKSEANA, acted as co-host with Mr. Akmal Naqvi during the program.
After the presentations and addresses, the gathering was served a sumptuous and delicious dinner which everyone enjoyed. The Musical program began right after the dinner and the well-known artists of Toronto, Tanvir Badar and Sumana Ganguly entertained the crowd with some popular film and national songs. Several lucky draw prizes were awarded to the winners of the lucky draw. This included ARY gift baskets and an expensive dress designed by one of the sponsors, Faiza Collections The program lasted until past midnight after everyone celebrated the Independence Day (14th Aug) at midnight with national songs and even then the audience was reluctant to go.