APPNA Arizona Chapter Organizes Program

The Arizona Chapter of APPNA organized an evening of lectures, dinner and musical program on Saturday, May 12 2007.
A large number of community members in the Phoenix metropolitan area attended this event held at the Fiesta Inn resort in Tempe Arizona .
Dr Scott Leischow, Professor, University of Arizona, made a presentation on “Tobacco Dependence: More than a Habit.” He furnished an in-depth analysis on the causes of nicotine addiction, discussed cures that are currently available, and presented data on various studies to overcome nicotine addiction.
Eric Erfan Vickers, keynote speaker, gave an enlightening talk on “Civil Rights and American Muslims: Issues and Solutions”. Among the minorities US Muslims are the most educated and possess good family values. He emphasized the need to reach out to other communities, make alliances with similar organizations and educate the community at large about Islam.
Singing popular songs Dr Taqi Azam from Tucson entertained the audience.
Dr. Mujeeb Shad, the guest artist, who flew from Dallas to participate in the event, sang light songs, geet and ghazals sung by well-known artists of the sub-continent. Tabla player, Manesh Judge, who had come from San Francisco, won the hearts of the audience with his skillful performance and artistic talent.
Dr. Nadeem Kazi, president of APPNA thanked Asim Khawaja, the local APPNA president and his team, for working hard and making the event a success. He gave an overview of the overall activities of APPNA especially its role in promoting education and community outreach programs.

 

 

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