DALLAS: Pakistani Christian Cultural Society of North Texas hosted a big Christmas Party.
The Christmas party was attended by a large number of Pakistani Christian families living in North Texas as well as people from across other faiths. Dr. Nathan Shahid Jaleel who was the central speaker of the event administers an organization named Friends of United Christian Hospital in Lahore. His group collects funds to help the hospital in its finances. Addressing the gathering Dr. Jaleel said: Bible’s teaches love of God and service to humanity and Jesus Christ message also direct us to serve humanity. This is the reason Christian community built this hospital in Lahore after Pakistan’s independence, as the hospital still serves poor, needy and humanity at large.
This is our duty, which are living overseas to provide funds to the hospital in order for its smooth functioning, for which his organization is collecting funds.
The event organizer Javaid Samuel Gill and his wife Erum Gill expressed gratitude towards the audience for their presence on this special occasion. Addressing the gathering they said: we celebrate Christmas every year with people of Christian and inter faith communities, which provide an opportunity to all to sit together and socialize. Along the participants were Nina Rahat Gill, and Bakhtawar Gill. Dr. Samuel Gill and G Salik , Pastor Saleem Gill, Pastor George Masih, Pastor Alexander Williams, and Mike Ghouse held special prayers.
Well-known community leaders including American Muslim Democratic Caucus Co-Chair Syed Fayyaz Hassan, Pakistan Television’s retired Managing Director and several TV play writer Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, Pakistan American Association President Dr. Amer Suleman, Dr. Javed Ajmal, Naeem Chaudhry, Dr. Sadiq Jaleel, poet Syed Younus Ejaz, Tariq Hashmi, Noor Amrohvi, and Shah Alam and South Asia Democracy Watch President Dr. Qaiser Abbas were in also attendance.
As the most exciting part children and other prominent guests presented special musicals where Javed Samuel played harmonium with his wife playing Sitar and Bakhtawar played Tabla as children presented “Sohni Dharti Allah Rakhe”.Local artists including Pastor Saleem, Alishpa Hafiz, Nina Gill, Zach Solomon, Kamran and Hafeez presented traditional Christmas Carol. Local poets including Syed Younus Ejaz, Noor Amrohvi, Tariq Hashmi, and Dr. Shamsa Qureshi put together a poetry session with relevance to the occasion of Christmas.