New Zealand Community Leader Urdu Hindi Cultural Association awarded at ghazal event
On behalf of the Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand, Mr Syed Mujeeb QSM General Secretary of the Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand congratulates and thanks all those who helped and participated in making this event a big success. The Urdu Hind Cultural Association of New Zealand hosted the Ghazal (Mehfil-E-Saaz Aur Awaaz) Party on Friday 13 May 2022 at the Fickling Convention centre, Three Kings, Auckland. It was a very well organized and well presented event. The event was a great success. Fascinating and touching Ghazal performances by very talented Ghazal singers, Life Time Achievement award to Mr. Jeet Suchdev and publication of trilingual literary magazine Dhanak are the main attractions of the event. Providing a great atmosphere, delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian food, snacks, tea, fruit salad, ice cream, chocolates for the kids made the event very enjoyable for all attendees. The event was managed under strict covid precautionary rules. It was full with community leaders, political leaders, guests, media personalities and people from the entertainment industry.
Last Friday night’s event at the Fickling Convention Centre, Three Kings, was packed with music, food and a host of dignitaries.
Organized by the Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand (UHCANZ), the ghazal evening titled Mehfil -E- Saaz Aur Awaaz saw attendees enjoy moving performances by singers Khalid Hussein, Vidya Teke, Mukta Paranjape, Nisar Mirza, Mandy Grover and Kiranjit Singh, among others.
Jeet Suchdev, renowned community leader and founder and chairman of the Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, received the Life Time Achievement Award.
An emotional Suchdev said, “I am so honored to have received this award. I would like to thank the Urdu Hindi Cultural Association of New Zealand for granting this honor. I am grateful that such a prestigious organization recognized my work.
“It is one of my most important professional achievements. I want to continue to serve the community until my last breath. This award is not mine, but the entire community and people I work with, including other ethnic community organizations. »
Another highlight of the event was the release of UHCANZ’s trilingual literary magazine, Dhanak, by former MP Mahesh Bindra.
The event saw the presence of notable guests such as Minister for Transport and Workplace Relations and Security Michael Wood, National Party MP Melissa Lee, Chairman of Supreme Sikh Society NZ Daljit Singh and Auckland Indian Association President Dhansukh Lal, among others.
Ghouse Majeed, Event Manager of UHCANZ said, “I am delighted to see the great turnout at our event. I thank everyone who helped and participated in making this event a great success. It was great to see our guests enjoying mesmerizing ghazal performances and relishing great food in a beautiful ambience.