Description : Interfaith Harmony week Celebration
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Najaff colony wake Home Lahore
Agenda: celebration of interfaith Harmony week 3-9
Host Sabina Rifat (co-coordinator WAKE URI
It was raining heavily since morning and was quite challenging to travel in this season as you know about the roads of interior and remote areas in Lahore .We are thankful to the guests who even then participated in interfaith harmony celebrations.
• Rev.fr.Dr. James Chanan OP ( Regional co-coordinator URI)
• Yuel Bhatti (Executive secretary URI)
• Rohama Ayub advocate
• Zoya Maria
• Pastor Arif Masih
• Mrs Zainy Arif
Participants: From Bhar Colony, Macca Colony, Sheran Kot youhanabad wake centre, Najaff colony wake cetre ,Nishtar Colony ,Chuburji women, girls, children and men which were round about 70 .
Program started with interfaith prayers:
Pastor Arif said a prayer according to Christian and a girl namely sadaf said a Muslim prayer in the beginning of the program
Sister Sabina welcomed all the guests and participants. The participants welcome the guests by warm clapping .A seven colors ribbon band was presented to each guest as a sign of unity and beauty in diversity of all the religions .youhanabad wake centre girls presented a welcome song.
Introduction of URI UN.
Mrs. RohamaAyub advocate gave a small introduction of interfaith harmony program that it started in 2010 in UN for the purpose of peace and harmony among different religion people on the bases of Love of God and Love for the neighbor.
Presentation of Youhanabad wake centre girls:
Youhanabad wake centre girls presented a tableau which showed that people from all religions and faiths pray to God in their own manners and all religions give the massage to love for neighbor and it helps all people when they pray to God, Allaha and Bhagwan, He changes people for better.
Mr. Yuel Bhatti , the executive Secretary of URI in Pakistan talked about the main motives of the URI which is to create peace and harmony among different religion’s people while practicing their own religions, to work together for the welfare and development of the international society. So we all should promise to promote this work.
Different girls experiences and Testimonies:
A Muslim girl namely Alyia explained her experience while learning the stitching work diligently in Najaf colony wake centre where all Christian and Muslim girls and women work together without the feeling of any discrimination and said that its also a great opportunity for them to learn stitching work and now they are able to stich their own cloths .
Mukkadas Asim from Youhanabad wake centre said that due to some reasons she could not continue her studies but now she is happy that she has learnt the skill of stitching at wake centre.
Najaff colony WAKE Centre women presentation:
Nafaff colony wake centre women presented a beautiful skit which gave the massage of unity in all religions that people from all the religions can be more strengthened and successful in their society and countries through love, patience and harmony for each other.
Mrs. Zainy Arif (Assembly of God) expressed her views and appreciated the work of WAKE cc and Uri PPP for interfaith harmony.
Najaff colony wake centre girls sang a unity song that we people from all the religion and provinces are in unity and wish to promote love for each and every one
Group photo of all the girls:
A group photo of all unmarried girls present there was made.
Sister Sabina Rifat read her poetry on the topic o love, peace and helping those who are unprivileged.
Rev. Dr. fr. James Chanan OP (regional coordinator URI)
told that we all people from different religions in one country should live together and be united and should not do any gesture which hurts others and should not speak such things which can injure the feelings of other religion living together. Moreover he congratulated Sister Sabina Rifat for this program, encouraged this work and explained the necessity of such programs and vocational trainings in this country to give dignity and opportunities to create harmony among different religions people. He said that women are proving that they can be the best peace ambassadors.
Miss Zoya Maria read the massage of the Secretary General UN on this interfaith harmony week.
A group photo of all married women present there was made.
Pastor Arif blessed the meal and prayed for this noble work of interfaith harmony carried on by URI.
At the end all the participants from all religions had a nice meal together and the program ended at about 6:30pm.
Chairperson wake cc
Coordinator URI women Wing
1 -Welcome song by Wake (women and Kids Education) Yohannabad Lahore
Everywhere and Women of wake Yohannabad Lahore present Tableau showing how women of
2-different religion through good example and prayers can change the life of a person.
in every person abides a light. There must be a river of light somewhere……
3 -women of wake center (illiterate) present a tableau presenting interfaith harmony .They show that quarrels between different religions only bring tensions and problems and if someone succeeds to make people understand not to quarrels, they can save their country and bring peace. (WAKE C C NAJAF COLONY Lahore)
4-Unity and harmony shown through a national song: We are all one under one flag, even though like in the ocean the waves are different.
5 - Poetry presentation offering interfaith harmony : A person deprives of basic needs thinks about bread and not differences off religion. I am hungry, my faith is to get bread .All seasons are lent season for me. Fulfill the needs of people and do not waste time in terrorism. (Sabina Rifat)
photos will be sent in next email.
Location : Najaf Colony, lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Lahore,Faisalabad, punjab,pakistan , PK
Events Type: Community Service:::Entertainment & Arts:::