|Masooma Sibtain, giving away the token to Ayesha Durrani|
2017 had been extremely happening for the ladies club Multan. Non-stop partying, games and fun-filled activities went on taking place on monthly basis. which kept members, charged, full of energy and in great mood. In November, it was the turn of Fariha Munir's group to arrange the party, which included the names of Madam Shagufta Khaksaar, Masooma Sibtain, Begum Sardar Afroz, Begum Shahnaz Khakwani and Farrah Khawaja. This group of ladies decided to dedicate the evening to music and poetry. Members, fond of reading and writing poetry, were invited to recite their favorite poems on stage and they arrived fully prepared for it.
The function took place on 23rd November and was divided into two parts. First for poetry, the other, music. Mrs. Shagufta Khaksaar, being the program secretary of the club, conducted the function. Well versed, as she is, Shagufta has this capability of speaking extempore beautifully, quoting poetry and wise words. Which encouraged the audience to participate. Mrs. Afroz, who was also among the hostesses, dedicated verses of her favorite old song to her husband and her 45th wedding anniversary. She received a lot of cheering and admiration. Among the other seniors, Mrs. Azra Wajid also recited funny romantic poetry, which made everybody roll down in laughter. There were other participants too. Including, Tahira Najam and Imrana Komal, who narrated her own verses and earned admiration.
For the music session, the professional singer, madam Tania was invited, who not only entertained the audience but kept them engaged too. She involved everybody. The seniors and the juniors, all gathered around her and enjoyed singing along. She seemed to be an expert of old movie songs and ghazals, close to the hearts of the majority of the members. While she took a break, members started the game of singing traditional wedding songs, ''tappay''. Which resulted in groupings, whispering in ears, shouting, laughing, a fun-filled competition, which everybody throroughly enjoyed. Ayesha Durrani and Farah Karim Khawaja remained higly active during this session.
As mentioned earlier, the legendary lady, Masooma Sibtain, vice president of FPCCI and a great achiever at many a fronts, was also among the hostesses. Being the extremely busy and committed person that she is, she rarely manged to attend functions at this ladies club, but this time, she personally offered to host the event, as she was present in the city. Women of the ladies club, who had heard her name a lot, but had not seen her in person, were excited to see her around. They requested her, to come on stage and narrate her success story, which she gladly did. As an acknowledgement of her efforts and committment, she was declared 'the chief guest of the event' and was bestowed upon the honor of distributing prizes among the members of admin and participants. Prizes were actually small tokens of love by Fariha Munir to her co-workers.
At the end, a scrumptious dinner was hosted for the guests. Cupcakes by the little cake company by Zahra Shah are always a super-hit at this club. Members treated them like jewels, when they were served as sweets, alongwith tea, at the end. This event was beautifully lit with fairy lights and the atmosphere was so cordial. It felt great to see, how members of this club get charged, ecstatic and excited for the love of music and poetry. It just proved to be the best program during the year 2017, at ladies club. Congratulations to all the participants, organizers and admin of the club. Keep up the good work.
|Masooma Sibtain, giving the token to Farah Karim Khwaja|
|Mrs. Naseem Rahim and Azra|
|Our beautiful admin members,|
Ayesha Durrani and Farah Khawaja
|Mussarat, Shaheen and Mrs. Afroz|
|Masooma, giving away the prize to Mrs. Afroz|
|Mussarat, Asma and Farrah|
|Mrs. Qalab Abbas Naqvi and Mrs. Gillani|
|Masooma, awarding Imrana Komal|
|Masooma, giving the prize to Shagufta Khaksaar|
|Farah Khawaja, Asma and Shaguta Khaasksar, in love with |
the cupcakes by the little cake company
|Beauteous cupcakes by the little cake company|
|Two of the hostesses and admin members|
Fariha Munir and Shagufta Khaksar
|Stage is set|