Ramadan Celebration and Iftar Dinner

Categories: Past Events,Past Lahore Events

Over 200 guests joined the Lahore Committee of CSCI for a Ramadan Celebration and Iftar Dinner at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Preston Bradley Hall on June 23, 2016.

The celebration emphasized that “Ramadan is not only a time for spiritual contemplation and reflection but a time for sharing with friends.”

Guests enjoyed dinner and a speaking program that included a recitation from the Quran by Nadeem Malik; a message from Mayor Rahm Emanuel read by Lisa Kohnke, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Affairs, Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel; a message from Governor Bruce Rauner read by Dennis Jung, Outreach Coordinator, Office of Governor Bruce Rauner; and remarks by Dr. Tariq Butt, Co-Chair of the Lahore Committee of CSCI; the Honorable Niaz Tirmizi, Consul General of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; the Honorable Umut Acar, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey; and the Honorable Dr.  Ausaf Sayeed, Consul General of the Republic of India.