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Washington DC get together - 30th March 2002

Dear SANA Members,
What a wonderful day (30th March 2002) was in Washington DC area at Tabeer Restaurant.

It was gathering of 100 people.  Food was very very delicious.

Event started at 7:30pm with introduction by Washington DC local chapter President Mrs Fauzia Siddiqui.  She welcomed the gathering and called upon our regional secretary Dr. Badar Shaikh.  Who exchanged the views of having these gahtherings Ada Badar being a regional secretary did a marvelous job as always in organizing this 3rd event in east coast.

Ada Badar then called upon Vice President Sana Mr. Zia Memon and Joint Secretary Sajjad Siddiqui to address and update the gathering about Sana activities.

Ada Khalid Hashmani wonderfully explained a meaning of Sindhiyaat.  What it really means.  Very good explanaion ada.

Ada Dr. Aftab Kazi told us some verses of his poetry.  He is a good poet also.

Kids participated in talent show and got the gifts. There were sixteen prizes for the kids.  Four prizes were also given out to the adults thru rifle tickets.

At the end wonderful music was played by "Ustaad Mazhar Hussain"  I should call him now "Babae Sur Sangeet DC".  He performed very well.  Most of the time people were dancing on his songs.  Specially at the end.  Event was over by Midnight.

My special thanks and congratulations goes to local chapter executives Adi Fauzia Siddiqui, Naresh Ahuja (Vice President), Fauwad Qadiri (General Secretary) of getting job well done.

Behind the scene among them who also did organize this wonderful gathering were Ada Sarfraz Memon, Ada Jabbar Siddiqui, Ada Zahid Shaikh and Ex- President local chapter and many others.   My thanks to them for having us there and arranging such a nice gathering.

Special thanks to ada Badar Shaikh for organizing once again third and very good gathering in east coast.

People who attended the gathering came from DC, NY, Upper State NY, NJ, MD, VA and PA.

Folks mark your calendars for 1st June for a picnic in Edison area.  Pavilion is already booked. Details will come soon from Edison organizers Ada Falak Sher, Ada Kohsher and Adi Saeeda Abro.

Ustaad Mazhar Hussain did introduce his colleage Ada Asif Talpur.  Believe me he was also a very good keyboard player.  He started the mehfil by playing "Payrain Pover dee saain" song on the keyboard. Wow what a keyboard player he was.

Behind the scene organizer the previous local chapter President who's name I forgot was Ada Shahid Talpur.  Good job ada.

WSI Executive council members Ada Munawar Laghari, Ada Zahid Makhdoom, Ada Suhail Ansari & Ada Maqbool Aliani, also attended the gathering.  Thanks to them for attending the gathering.

Sajjad Siddiqui.
Joint Secretary
Sindhi Association of North America
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