IVACC Celebrates End of Year on an Eventful Note

By Talat Sattar

Sacramento: Asian make up more than six percent of the population of the United States and if we unify and struggle together, we can make a difference in American politics, said Mrs. Regina Yin. Mrs. Yen was the keynote speaker at the IVACC year-end party at Sher-E-Punjab in Sacramento. In a marked buoyant mood, she said, “Today, I am so thrilled to see all Asian and South Asian brethren gathered to celebrate this occasion under one roof.”

A section of the multi-ethnic S.Asian audience

Bhangra dance

The party was hosted by Mr. Kamran Amin, a Loan Consultant for Washington Mutual. Speaking on the occasion, Kamran said, “I am here to help the community in fulfilling the American dream of the pursuit of a happy life.” He promised that he would go out of the way to help the community members in getting any kind of loan, whether it is for business, home or pleasure.

After a few more speeches, Sher-E-Punjab roared with beats of drums. Poonam Mulhotra entertained the crowed with her beautiful songs. The audience jumped to the dancing arena when Poonam sang, “shararaa shararaa, main hoon ek shararaa”, and “dayaan dayaan ray”.

Chinese dance

Tibet dance

Belly dance by Hasna

A kids group “TITLIAN” also entertained the audience with their captivating dances.
Giddha by Lodi De motera was very much appreciated by the crowd.
A beautiful folk dance was presented by dancers from Tibet while a Chinese group presented the folk music and dance of China.

Poonam and Kamran

The evening highlight was a belly dance by Hasna Asjad who only recentlymigrated from Morocco to the US. The Indus Valley American Chamber of Commerce year-end party was a big success and was enjoyed by everyone present. IVACC is a business organization of South Asian Americans and sponsors social and cultural activities. It supports the economic development of the Indus Valley American community and provides access to information and programs offered by various groups to launch or improve their businesses. IVACC helps its members by keeping them informed of legislations that affect businesses.


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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