Community Celebrates Pakistan Day
A Pakistan Link Report


Glimpses of the Pakistan Day celebrations at the Beverly Hills Club

Los Angeles: Pakistan Day, marking the passage of the historical 1940 Lahore Resolution that paved the way for the creation of Pakistan, was observed with a marked air of jubilation by the Pakistani-American community.
Attired in attractive national and western dresses, community members turned up in large numbers to attend a reception hosted by Consul General and Mrs. Noor Mohammad Jadmani at the spacious Beverly Hills Country Club on Wednesday, March 23. It was a working day, yet the community members were present in large number and came on time despite the 6 pm rush hour. It was a rare spectacle of community unity and amply testified to the importance that Pakistanis attach to the historical Pakistan Day celebrations.
Both Consul General Jadmani and Vice-Consul Ahmad Farooq were a picture of grace in the black sherewani and white shalwar befitting the occasion. Mrs Jadmani and Mrs Farooq too were dressed in traditional costumes. Quite a few Pakistanis attending the reception were also attired in the national dress and were the envy of the gathering. Two artists played the sitar with the national flag in the background and added a Pakistani touch to the proceedings.
The speeches were brief but impressive with Consul General Jadmani emphasizing the importance of the Lahore Resolution and delineating the train of events that sustained the freedom movement and eventually led to the creation of Pakistan. The amiable Consul General also recounted the achievements of the present government.
A proclamation on behalf of the Los Angeles County, Orange County, and LA City congratulating the Pakistani-American community on the historical occasion was also presented to Consul General Jadmani by officials of the three counties.
A large number of diplomats, eminent academics, and county officials, including Professor Stanley Wolpert, also attended the reception.

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