Al-Khidmat Foundation celebrates Diwali across Sindh

Festival of lights brings Hindus, Muslims together
Setting a golden example of Hindu-Muslim fraternity, the Al-Khidmat Foundation Sindh celebrated Diwali across Sindh.
On the blessed occasion, the Al-khidmat Foundation organized gift-distribution ceremonies in a total of 6 mandirs in various areas, including Sukkur, Khairpur, Kashmore and Shikarpur districts.
Started from October 17 to October 22, Diwali celebrations by Al-khidmat were observed with great religious fervour and spirit of brotherhood.
Keeping up with the Diwali spirit, Al-khidmat Foundation’s leadership distributed special gifts among the members of the Hindu community, who were gathered in droves in Sukkur at the city’s Shamshan Ghat (cremation ground), Thal Mahadev Mandir, Samadha Ashram.
Similar Diwali gatherings were held at the Baba Ghareeb Das Mandir in Tehsil KindhKot of Kashmore District, at the Panchayat Hall in Khairpur, as well as at the Sacho Satram Das in Shikarpur city. Given by Al-khidmat as a token of love and respect, gifts consisted of water-coolers, hundreds of stitched clothing pieces and quilts that were given to the needy members of the Hindu community, in particular.
In his speech of welcome, Syed Ahsan Ullah Waqas, Senior Vice President, Al-khidmat Foundation, Pakistan, said, “The Al-Khidmat Foundation is always in the forefront when it comes to celebrating the holy festivals of those who are commonly referred to as a minority.”
He said Hindus in Pakistan enjoy the same rights given to the Muslim majority, but a lot more is still required to bring minorities in the mainstream.
Among those who were present on the occasion were Dr. Shankar Lal, Member, Minority Desk, Al-khidmat Foundation, Sindh and Khair Mohammad Tino, Programme Director, Disaster Management, Al-Khidmat Foundation, Sindh.—NNI

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