SANA CONVENTION BEGINS JULY 6 IN DC AREA

The Sindhi Association of North America will hold its 34th annual convention in the greater metropolitan DC area from July 6-9, 2018. The event which is being held to coincide with the July 4th independence day holiday has participants arriving from across the US, in what the organizers describe as a sold out event.

The three day convention will be cultural, educational and political, with speakers arriving from Pakistan and across the US to focus on issues such as `Missing Persons’ in Sindh, progress made in the Thar Coal Project, archaeological finds in Ranikot Fort, the situation for education, art, philosophy, involvement of civil society and to explore where the state of Pakistan is headed.

SCHEDULE
ID Session Start Time End Time Featuring Ballroom Moderator
Friday July 06, 2018
1 Sindh – Knowledge-based society – Interactive 11:00 14:00 Pre-convention Dr. Mithal Vakassi
2 Break 14:00 15:00
3 Momal Rano 15:00 17:30 New Sindhi Movie Linden Oak LOC
4 Tea for 2 17:30 18:30 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families
5 Membership Registration 18:00 21:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
6 SANA EC/LOC Meeting 18:00 18:30 Khalid Memon Linden Oak General Secretary
7 Informal Dinner 18:30 20:00
8 Formal Convention Opening 20:00 20:15
9 Sindh, the land of art and poetry
10 Youth Program 20:00 21:00
11 Youth Icebreakers 21:00 21:30 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh, Komal Bhutto
12 Women Program 21:30 22:30 LOC Women BrookSide LOC
13 Youth Game 21:30 22:30 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh, Komal Bhutto
14 SANA Talent 22:30 01:00 Local Sindhis Talent Discovery Arman, Warisha, and many more

Saturday July 07, 2018
15 Breakfast 07:00 09:00
16 Membership Registration 08:00
17 Protest at Capitol 08:00 10:00 Ali Khaskheli, Ali Hassan Capitol General Secretary
18 Youth DC Tour 09:00 16:00 Komal Bhutto, Khulda Soomro, Numrah Washington DC Komal Bhutto
19 Sorrows of Sindh: Issue of Missing Person 10:00 10:30 Aziz Narejo, Irshad Abbasi, Zakir Bullo, M Rajpar
20 Sindh Vision 10:30 11:00 Ahmer Nadeem Memon, Faiz M Khoso, Aziz Narejo
21 Thar Coal 11:00 12:00 Shamsuddin Shaikh and Naseer Memon, Mushtaq Rajpar
22 Lunch 12:00 13:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar
23 Media Session Sindh, SANA and news media Zakir Bullo
24 Ranikot jaa raaz (Mysteries of Ranikot) 14:00 Ishtiaque Ansari, Aziz Narejo
25 Bilqees and Razia Trust 14:20 14:40 Sultan LaghariMushtaq Rajpar
26 Sindh Hope (Akhwat NJV Hostil, Schoool and SSS Project) 14:40 15:00 Nazir Tunio, Aziz Narejo
27 Tea for 2 15:00 16:00 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families
28 SDA: Small steps big difference 15:00 15:15 Dr Nazeer Dahar D Dr Abbassi
29 Sustainable Sciences 15:15 15:45 Dr Fayaz Memon D Fayaz Memon
30 Women Empowerment through SMEs Business 15:45 16:00 Profs Dr.Anwar Ali Shah G.Syed, Dr.Faiz Muhammad
31 Keynote Speech – The Idea of Pakistan –
What Was It In 1947 And What Should It Be Now? 16:00 17:00 Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy
32 Break 17:00 19:00 NA ABCDE YOU
33 Dinner 19:00 21:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABCDE LOC
34 Youth Skit 21:00 21:45 Komal Bhutto, Khulda Soomro, Numrah ABCDE Komal Bhutto
35 Music 21:45 01:00 Sanam Marvi and Rajab Ali ABCDE Maheen Heesbani

Sunday July 08, 2018
36 Breakfast 07:00 09:00 Hotel Provided, only for room Registered Guest ABC Hotel
37 Medical Seminar 09:00 10:30 Dr Nazeer Dahar, Dr Nada Memon,
38 FAME 10:30 11:00 Zafar Agha D Dr Abbasi
39 State of Education in Sindh 11:00 11:30 Nisar Siddiqui, Dr Abbasi
40 Session with Saif 10:00 11:00 Saif Samejo, Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh White Oak
41 SSDP / Model Village Project 11:30 12:00 Dr Ghulam Qadir Mallah / Ali Hasan Bhutto
42 Career Panel 11:00 12:00 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh White Oak Komal Bhutto
43 Lunch 12:00 13:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABC LOC
44 Sindhi Philosophy 13:00 13:20 Javaid Bhutto
45 Shaheed Allah Bux Trust 13:20 13:30 Ms Rufina Soomro
46 Keynote – Sindh – What then must we do? 13:30 14:30 Shahab Usto
47 SANA and Computing 14:30 15:00 Majid Bhurgari
48 SANA -Vision 2028 15:00 16:00 Various Speakers
49 General Body 16:00 17:30 Khalid Memon
50 Membership Registration 18:00 19:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
51 Tea for 2 17:30 18:30 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families Brookside Shereen
52 Break 17:30 19:00 NA ABCDE YOU
53 Annual Banquet Transforming Thar Documentary by Thar Coal Dr Abbassi
55 Award Presentation Various Awards presents ABCDE Dr Abbassi
56 Donor Recognition screen slides Dr Abbassi
57 Dinner 20:30 21:30 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABCDE Dr Abbassi
58 Music 21:30 02:30 Saif Samejo (The Sketches group) and Sanam Marvi ABCDE Maheen Heesbani
59 Music Program Registration LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
60 Youth Banquet 22:00 23:30 Youth Activities in Separate Hall White Oak Komal Bhutto

Monday July 09, 2018
61 Breakfast 07:00 09:00 Hotel Provided, only for room Registered Guest ABC Hotel
62 Convention Ends 18:27 18:27

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