FOSA’s Independence Day Celebrations
By A.H. Cemendtaur

In San Francisco Bay Area Indian and Pakistani organizations celebrate the Independence days of their respective countries with fervor, but there is only one group, Friends of South Asia (FOSA), that holds joint India-Pakistan independence celebrations. FOSA's message on this occasion being that in 1947 India and Pakistan didn't get independence from each other; rather they became free from their common colonial masters.
This is the third year FOSA will be holding such a joint India-Pakistan independence celebrations. The main feature of this year's celebrations will be a concert by Antariksh, a local band of South Asian musicians and singers. A brief video comprising of clips from the recent Delhi-Multan peace march will also be shown.
This program will be held on Sunday, August 28, 5-8 p.m., at the Chevron Auditorium, International House, UC Berkeley. It is being co-sponsored by AID (Association for India's Development) and the International House, UC Berkeley, and is being supported by a host of other South Asian organizations. More information is available at


Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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