Pakistani Youth Groups Come Together for “A Night in Lollywood”

Los Angeles, CA: The University of Southern California Pakistani Students Association held its annual Cultural Show last Sunday on campus at USC’s Bovard Auditorium. The largest Pakistani cultural show in the United States, the event featured dance performances and skits by the PSAs of USC, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Riverside, CSU Fullerton, CSU Pomona, and for the first time this year, CSU Long Beach.

The show was a collaborative effort between these student groups to showcase and celebrate the sights, sounds, and rich traditions of Pakistani culture. Red carpets and photo booths conveyed the theme of the event, “A Night in Lollywood,” reflecting a fusion of Pakistan’s entertainment capitol, Lahore, with the familiar glamour of Hollywood.

As the Grand Sponsor of the event, the Council of Pakistan-American Affairs showed its support for PSAs and Pakistani youth endeavors. COPAA’s President, Adnan Khan, addressed the audience about the importance of increasing civic engagement, entrepreneurship, participation in the public sector, and partnerships with government organizations among Pakistani-American youth.

This was followed by the announcement of COPAA’s plans to unveil its newest branch, “Generation COPAA” later this year. Generation COPAA will serve to build bridges between young Pakistani-Americans and their communities, helping to connect them with local organizations such as LAPD and Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, in addition to internship opportunities in Washington, DC.

COPAA would like to congratulate the PSAs for executing a vibrantly successful show. More information on Generation COPAA and its inaugural event to follow.

 

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