Pakistan Festival in Paris Raises Funds for Dam Construction – Daily News
Daily News from Trends Pak – Pakistani Festival in Paris raises funds for Dam
The second edition of grand Pakistan Festival France concluded in Paris, on Sunday with a launch of a fundraising campaign for the dams fund and a splendid display of Pakistan’s culture, handicrafts, and cuisine. (Daily News by Trends Pak) .
The Festival was jointly originated by the Ambassador of Pakistan to France Moin-ul-Haque, member of French Parliament Mr. Francois Pupponi and Mayor of Sarcelles town Ms. Annie Peronnet.
Thousands of people including local French officials, diplomats, members of French Civil Society, media and expatriate Pakistanis attended the festival.
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Speaking on the occasion, member of French Parliament, Mr. Francois Pupponi said that this festival will help in improving relations between Pakistan and France.
Importance of the event:
While highlighting the importance of the event, Ambassador of Pakistan to France said that this festival was organized in connection of 71st anniversary of Pakistan. He said that the festival showcased the richness of Pakistani culture, its Sufi and folk musical traditions and splendor of its art and culture to the French audience.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, Ambassador congratulated the festival management for bringing the community on a single platform to celebrate and introduce Pakistani cultural diversity to the French.
Thanking the community:
He also thanked the Pakistani community for donating munificently in the Prime Minister/Chief Justice fund set up to raise funds for the construction of dams to reduce the shortage of water.
He specifically thanked Mr. Abrar-ul-Haq, the world-renowned Pakistan singer, for attending the festival and entertaining the audience with his soul-stirring songs and Sufi music. He appreciated him for his motivation to the expatriate Pakistanis to generously contribute in the dam funds.
Appearance of Senator Faisal Javed
Senator Faisal Javed, the convener of Pakistan-France Friendship Group in the Senate of Pakistan was also present in the festival. He urged the community to participate in the national cause.
Member of French Parliament, Francois Pupponi and Mayor of Sarcelles town Ms.Annie Peronnet praised the Pakistan community as hardworking, peaceful and friendly.
They said that the festival had not only provided the French public a rare chance to experience a mini Pakistan in France but also helped in improving bilateral relations between the two countries.