PSA Program Rocks Chico
By Talat Sattar
Behind every successful man there is a woman and behind
every successful show there is a group of dedicated people.
Pakistani Student Association CSU Chico had a glamorous
2004 night full of excitement, entertainment and food. It
will be remembered for years to come in Chico’s history
because of the quality and content of the program. A beautifully
decorated Bell Memorial Union Auditorium with glittering
lights, elegant setting, spot lights, well decorated stage,
best sound system are a few of the scintillating features
that come to mind while writing this report.
Irfan addresses the gathering
Over two hundred guest from all walks of life attended the
event and they thoroughly enjoyed the show. More than fifty
percent of the attendees were non-Pakistanis. California
State University, Chico, sponsored the event and wholeheartedly
participated in the program. The University faculty was
visible in the audience and
were the general student population. Amazingly, not only
the student watched the show but more remarkably they also
participated in the skits and fashion show.
and fans with Janice Miller
It was exhilarating to see beautiful young Caucasian girls
dressed in kameez-shalwar and waiving their dopatta and
walk past the cheering and appreciative audience. Words
cannot describe the excitement of African Americans dancing
to the beats of desi music.
program started with a typical Pakistani wedding ceremony.
A beautiful bride in an attractive wedding outfit and covering
her face and head with a star spangled chadar was the center
of attraction. Samra Ahmad and her companion performed a
beautiful dance to the accompaniment of wedding songs. The
show was the brainchild of Samra who has just moved from
The next item was a fashion in which beautiful Pakistani
and American girls dressed in Pakistani dresses walked in
front of the entranced audience.
After dinner, Mohammad Irfan took the stage and entertained
the crowed with his melodious songs.
The final item was the introduction of the one and only
Janice Miller. Janice sang all the hot songs of Noor Jehan,
Shazia Manzoor, Hadiqa Kiani, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Ibrar
ul Haq and several more.
The crowed was excited and exuberantly danced as Janice
sang. Janice does not need an introduction as she has created
her own place in desi music and conquered
the heart of every Pakistani living anywhere in this country
or abroad. She has a unique talent that people can only
dream of. I will have a separate report on Janice Miler
legend in the near future.
Pakistani Student Association and all their associates deserve
a big compliment for their efforts and strivings in arranging
the show. They have set an admirable example for other Pakistani
associations and organizations to follow. I personally thank
Usman, Nayla, Abbas, Samra and Rahat, the organizers of
this event and wish them good luck in the their future programs.