|The hostesses of the party with Hania Shahid|
Although, it is common in committee groups, the head who collects and manages the total amount, gets the money first--- but not in this committee! Hania Shahid makes sure, all the members receive the sum and arrange their parties first. Then she designs an event so splendiferous that it obliterates the memories of even the best of parties, like ''the rung party'' she had last time. Magnetizes new people, along-with those already associated with this cause. And that's exactly what she did again, at the closure of 'friends of SOS committee, season 3'.
On 5th of May, alongwith her group members, Rubina Arshad, Saira Nasir, Saima, Ayesha, Qudsia, Kokab, Reena, Rabia, Shazia Fareed, Ittratt Bano Gillani and Shahida, Hania Shahid arranged last party of this committee at her own beautiful house in the evening.
It was again a resplendent event. The decorations started right from the entrance. Kites beautifully tucked in Saffron clothed arches_all the way up the drive way. The tea was to be served in the front yard. Whereas the sitting and the ramp for fashion show was laid in the backyard. Which had another breathtaking set up to offer.
The favourite part of the writer of this post, were dozens of glass bird feeders hanging in the trees with flickering artificial candles. Which also appeared, like giant bubbles floating at the corners or chandeliers in the open. Absolutely fascinating. Although, even this writer had bought few of these glass bird feeders but nobody could think of using them so artistically, so perfectly in such abundance but only Haniya Shahid.
Black and White theme for sitting areas seem to be catching up fast. The entire sitting layout was Black and White. Chairs dressed in White skirts with big Black bows. Unnecessary lighting was avoided to keep the romance alive. Concealed colour changing, disco lights were placed under trees and creepers, to enhance the beauty. A musical band entertained the audience with live music and singing. An enormous ramp was there with the stage to provide the young participants from SOS village, true feeling of being models at a fashion show. Yes, the models were from SOS village, all dressed up, glowing in shimmering make, all pretty little ladies.
Shinning like a diva, Haniya herself hosted the show confidentially. The program started with tilawat Quran by a girl from SOS village. After that Haniya invited Mahnaz Fareed on stage. Who showed a presentation about all the achievers from SOS village. Those children, who acquired respectable living and education through this institution and now are creating their niche by getting jobs. She went on to describe, some of them are also employed back at SOS village, SOS Herman Gmeiner School, SOS institute of technology, Multan. It is a fantastic system which does not let go of their lives even when they enter their adulthood.
Here, it is important to salute Mahnaz Fareed for her efforts. This lady is determined, personally takes great pains, follows these children and makes sure they get the maximum access to best of education and opportunities, not just in the city or the country but all around the world. To her, every child in SOS village is her own child and she does not want them to be deprived of anything, no matter what. She is a great example of success in every field of life. Her efforts and contribution to the society must be acknowledged by awards and honours by government and other institutions, being bestowed on her.
After Mahnaz, Haniya invited all her group members on stage and thanked them for their co-operation for organizing this event and agreeing to everything she suggested. She also requested them to speak on the occasion. Ms. Shahida greatly admired Haniya's ideas and efforts and thanked her for taking all the arrangements upon herself. She said, they were blessed to have her as member and entire city is blessed to have a lady like her.
Finally the drums rolled and the fashion show started. One after another, on the beat of lively tunes of music, the girls appeared on the ramp. Full of poise, beauty and confidence. Few of them were accompanied by the hostesses. Haniya, Rubina Arshad, Saira Nasir, Sidra Bakhtawar, Shazia Fareed, Saima Fisal, Rabia Rehman and Shahida also graced this catwalk. Those who were present at the occasion, simply loved the show. A record maximum number of attended this party out of 115+ members of this committee.
As described above, the tea was served in the front lawn. Which was beautifully decorated with food stalls from Haniya and Itrat's very own restaurant Lahore Chatkhara, Multan branch. Women relished over the variety of cuisine and simply loved, the live assembling of chaats and cooking of sweet Jalebis. From barbecue to Chinese, everything was in abundance to serve the vegetarians and the meat lovers. With plenty of diet and regular cold drinks and teas. It was indeed a marvellously done event. Congratulations to Haniya and all her group members!
Do not forget dear friends! Haniya remained topper and a distinction holder, throughout her academic life. Did her MBA from B.Z.U, Multan with flying colours. Had the honour of serving as Director of National Bank of Pakistan for four years, during previous government. And is also a constant, most regular, greatest support of SOS Village Multan. Being the daughter of Mrs. Jameeda Malik, a renowned educationalist of Multan, Haniya fully incorporates her teaching experience in smooth functioning of SOS Herman Gmeiner school, shoulder to shoulder with her dynamic friend Mahnaz Fareed. And thus is one of the most valued board members of both, SOS school and SOS village Multan. This event speaks a lot about her refined tastes, great management skills. Also as mentioned earlier, Haniya alongwith her partner Itrat is the only female restaurant owner in the city of saints. Truly a talented and blessed personality. Lots of prayers and best wishes for her in the future. Good Luck for everything
|The models, girls from SOS village Multan|
|Sidra Bakhtawar and Mahnaz Fareed|
|Freeha Ismail and Saima Faisal|
|A little girl in the party, Hajra Shah|
|Romana Ahmed and Mala Ahsan|
|Rubina Arshad with friends|
|A friend with Saira Nasir|
|Kiran and Afshan|
|All dolled up beauties, Saima Faisal and Rabia Rehman|
|Mehriya Omer, Attiqa Hussain|
|Farah Saqib and Uzma|
|Hania on the ramp with SOS girls|
|Ayesha Usman, in the middle of her friends|
|SOS village model girls on the ramp|
|Friends with Hina Shahid|
|Shazia Fareed and Zahra Bassat|
|Zainab and Uzma Akbar|
|Riffat with her friends from SOS|
|Snapchat shot, Shehaer Bano, Maha Bokhari and Hajra Shah's Selfie with FarihaMunirShah|
|Beautifully decorated gifts for the guestson Left, |
glass bird feeders used as candle hangers on Right
|Kite decorations on entrance, Live Jalebi cooking and different food stalls|
|The most fascinating part of all the decorations, glass bird feeders with flickering artificial candles|