Historic Pakistan Day Event! Thank you Calgary! March 23, 2019

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On March 23rd, 2019 PCA hosted a marvelous record event celebrating an integral component of our Pakistani history. With the event, we also concluded the 2018-2019 Urdu classes graduation for both the NE and NW wings. Truly, this has been one of the best events ever hosted with a massive crowd turnout demonstrating their patriotism towards this day. A well celebrated, and window crashing event, we had several different activities showcasing the talent of our youth, with several performances from our Urdu classes’ students. With prized games, and several winners we thoroughly enjoyed a little bit of education from our great game host Khurram Tauheed! Of course, the evening concluded with the beautiful performances by our special singer Mohsin Shaukat Ali, whom allowed us to reminisce old times whilst paying homage to his father’s legacy Shaukat Ali. Thank you to our other musicians, and sound system for providing and allowing the entertainment to move smoothly: Sohail Raja. A special thanks to the Falconridge Community Hall management for their cooperation despite the hall being overload. The success of this program definitely goes out to the community who showed up in masses and our amazing volunteers who dedicated the entire day to this event. We would like to thank each and every one who chose to attend and celebrate this joyous occasion with us, including our amazing dignitaries: Minister Irfan Sabir, MLA Leela Aheer, Councillor George Chahal, Alberta Party Leader David Khan and Calgary Police Services Kim Macdonald along with party candidates Ch Muhammad Yaseen, Rajan Sawhney, Gul Khan, Parmeet Singh, and Jasraj Hallan. A great celebration of culture, we would like to thank Ahmer and Sajjad Ch for their great stall showcasing essential components of the Pakistani culture. We would like to thank our diligent volunteers who helped set up, especially staying afterwards to clean the hall; special thanks goes to Amir Iqbal and family, Ch Muhammad Rasheed & Family, Sufi Mushtaq, Mattu Doll Whala, Habib Abdullah & family, Islamuddin Jiddatyar, Ashiq Hussain Warraich, Abid Khan, Qaisar Khan, Karam Ali, Khurram Tauheed, Sohail Raja, Ghulam Mustafa, Sohail Raja, Arshad Mahmood and family, Ibrar Mangat, Shahid Awan, Wasim Sadiq & Family, Shahida Pervaiz & Family, Urdu Classes team and volunteers, PCA Executives and the entire Kahloon Family. Also, our event would not have been possible without our amazing media sponsors who helped us thoroughly, special thanks to Arshad Photography and his team for providing coverage throughout the event, Ghulam Mustafa for being an allrounder volunteer with media and advertisement, RED Fm Sajjad Mirza who was with us prior to the event, RedFM Ramanjit Sidhu & Harbhajan Dhillion, Punjabi Newspaper Harbans Buttar, Israr Ahmed Kasana, Express Media Network Shan Ali, Maple TV Jamshed Qureshi, Reporters24 Canada Reyme Sekhon, Sabrang Radio 94.7 Rajesh Angral And Canadian Times Shakeel Ahmed. This event would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors, so thank you to our gold sponsor of ReMax Realty Judit Sheikh, silvers sponsors of ReMax Realty Zawar Cheema, Dawat Restaurant Ch Yaqoob Cheena, Mega Pro Builders LTD Hafeez Malik, Urban Realty Saeed Ahmed, Urban Realty Imtiaz Ahmed And Peace of Mind Roofing and Renovation Salaman Zafar. Lastly, a special thank you to PCCA Team led by Tanveer Taj including Asif Anwar, Asjad Bukhari, Junaid Bahadur Khan and Aleem Uddin for their participation. Thank you so much to the Urdu classes teams and volunteers who coordinated this event and added the diverse traditional touch to the program. Truly, this was an effort made by the entire community, please forgive us if we have forgotten to mention anyone!

Photos courtesy of Arshad Ch Sb from Arshad Photography

Thanks & Regards,
Muhammad Azam Kahloo
President- PCA Calgary

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