Independence Day Celebrations in San Francisco Bay Area
By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

Pictures above: Glimpses of the Independence Day celebrations in the San Francisco Bay Area

On August 7, Pakistan Association of San Francisco Bay Area celebrated the 63 rd Independence Day at the Golden Gate Park with a colorful event that included presentation of Pakistani national songs by a group of school children and a thrilling performance by the world famous Pakistani living legend, Tehseen Javed.

There was also a quiz program about Pakistan to educate the young Pakistani generation about their native homeland. The quiz program was appreciated by the crowd.

The event was also attended by Dr.Muhammad Khalid Ejaz, the Consul General of Pakistan. Dr. Ejaz congratulated the Pakistan Association of San Francisco, led by Athar Shah, for organizing this event that has now become an annual cultural event that attracted about 2,000 people from far and near.

The organizers took the opportunity to raise funds for the flood victims in Pakistan.

Another Pakistan Independence Day event in the SF Bay Area was held on August 8, at the Baylands Park, Sunnyvale. The event was organized by the Pakistani American Culture Center which is led by Farrukh Shah Khan.

The program began with the presentation of American and Pakistani national anthems by a group of school children. Pakistani national songs were also presented.

There were live music performances by three local bands. A magic show was presented to entertain the audience.

Pakistani boutique, handicraft and artificial jewelry stalls attracted visitors at both the events.



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