75th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day and US-Pakistan Friendship, 1st Independence Day Parade & 7th Eid carnival
BUFFALO, NY: Friday, August 19, 2022, WNYMuslims & Desi Varsa in collaboration with Western New York Community Health Center (WNYCHC) & American-Pakistani Public Affairs Committee (APPAC) celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day and US-Pakistan Friendship & 1st Independence Day Parade along with the 7th Annual Eid carnival for the children and families of WNY.
The event was held at Island Park, Williamsville, the program set off with the 1st Independence Day Parade at noon from Williamsville South High School, for which we are extremely grateful to the WSHS management, and ended at Island Park Williamsville, where the main event followed.
The event featured a range of activities and programs including an array of vendors of indigenous food, ethnic clothing, traditional jewelry, and henna tattooing with a variety of shopping options for the attendees, throughout the day. There was something for all age groups starting from the fashion show based on cultural and national attires to the traditional costume show for the kids along with games and other activities along with the live entertainment through the event concerted with a special performance by Coke Studio Singer, Sanwal Esakhelvi. A section of the program was also dedicated to the recognition of the public service of the community members, who played an important role in the development of the community of WNY and collaborated with us all along our journey since our inception.
We highly appreciate the proclamations for August 14 issued by NYS Governor’s Executive Chamber as Pakistan’s Independence Day and by the Town of Amherst, Erie County as USA-Pakistan Friendship Day.
We can’t thank enough our community members for their participation along with our devoted and dedicated team of volunteers and the Village of Williamsville, Erie County, Amherst Police Department and NYS – Department of Transportation for their consistent support, without which the event wouldn’t have been possible.