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Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC

Message of Love 2022 and Koocha-e-Saqafat Award Night at the Parliament House Sydney
(Exclusive report to Sada-e-Watan by Dr. Syed Mohammad Adnan)

Koocha-e-Saqafat, Australia organised another community event to spread its message of love on Friday, 17th of June 2022. Anjum Ayaz, an internationally recognised Pakistani sculptor and Uzma Gillani, a well know Pakistani artist were special guests on this Friday night extravaganza. The event was held at the Parliament House New South Wales. The program started with a short video highlighting the many successful past events organised by Koocha-e-Saqafat Australia.

Mr Anjum Ayaz

Following this, Mr Anjum Ayaz performed a live painting show where he created an abstract art while the audience enjoyed the stand-up comedy by Javed Nazar with the Show’s host Nabeel Khan.

CG Muhammad Ashraf

Everyone enjoyed the humorous side of Javed which came as a pleasant surprise to many even to those who know Javed for a long time. Mr Muhammad Ashraf, Consul General of Pakistan, during his short speech was prompt to notice and light-heartedly called him Javed 2.0.

Javed Nazar Speaking at the event

The audience appreciated the many skills of Javed Nazar on this night. Javed recited one of his Urdu poetries which was translated in English on the request of the Guest of Honour, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, Member of Legislative Council of NSW.

Ms Aaira Syed

Ms Aaira Syed, a Macquarie University student, sang the English version of Javed’s poetry, ‘A fragrance is all around’. She also performed another song and received a big round of applause from the audience for her beautiful voice. Javed introduced this new talent as part of his many other community activities where Koocha-e-Saqafat provide a platform for new and young artists.

Uzma Gillani and Hon.Shaoquett Moselmane

Javed Nazar also wrote a tribute to Uzma Gillani which was read by Arif Ba Halim. This created some emotional scenes in the audience. Uzma Gillani could not hold her tears when asked to come to stage and say a few words.

Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MP

In the end, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, presented a ‘Pride of Nation’ award to Ms Uzma Gillani for her service to the community. He also presented a special certificate of

Muhammad Zahid receiving Certificate

appreciation to Mr Muhammad Zahid, a long-time supporter of Koocha-e-Saqafat for his selfless and continuing support for community activities. The Consul General of Pakistan presented certificates to other supporters of Koocha-e-Saqafat.

Javed Nazar and MC Mr Nabeel Khan

The program ended with a draw for the painting of Anjum Ayaz that he painted live at the start of the Program. Anjum Ayaz presented his painting to the lucky draw winner Mrs Norin Zafar.

After the draw, Javed Nazar thanked everyone for their participation. Around 130 people came to the event which was a big turnout on a working day.

Great Anjum Ayaz

The Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane, MLC Speaking at the event

Anjum Ayaz Speaking at the event

Uzma Gillani, CG Muhammad Ashraf and Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane

Anjum Ayaz Presenting his painting to Mrs Norin Zafar

Mohammad Ali, Javed Hussain, Brig (R) Zahoor Ahmad, Zafar Hussain and Anique Syed

Sana Alam and Aisha Alam

Syed Zafar Hussain, Sadaqat Saddiq, Hon. Shaoquett Moselmane and Iftikhar Rana

 Anjum Ayaz, Live painting at the Parliament House Sydney

Shagufta Alam, Jugni Chaudhry, Syed Zafar Hussain, Iftikhar Rana and Anique Syed


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