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Fallen Heroes Walk

An event to honor those who keep us safe and help us in the hour of need.

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4th of July Parade

Just like the previous year, Mashal participated in the Kiwani's 4th of July parade in downtown Danville.

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Virsa 2011

Mashal organized the third annual cultural show called Virsa (heritage). Over 650 people attended it and 150 participants rocked the stage with their talents.

The event started with the national anthems of the both, US and Pakistan. The first segment was the music segment where young members of our community played live music and sang patriotic songs and more. Kids as young as 10 years old played drums and clarinet. Middle school kids also played piano and violin. The music segment was followed by fashion shows: first by the youth followed by the adults fashion show featuring couture by a renowned designer, Zara Saeed.

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Walk to Save the Children of Pakistan Floods

The summer of 2010 brought about the worst natural disaster in the history of Pakistan. Approx. 20% of Pakistan was flooded from north to south. 20 million people were impacted, 8-10 million homeless and over thousands dead. The conditions were so bad that there wasn't any drinking water, nor food and shelter for the flood affected people.

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Greg Mortenson’s Gala Dinner

Mashal Co-Sponsored and Volunteered at the CAI Event

Greg Mortenson is no stranger to the Bay Area. His book Three Cups of Tea has sold 5 millions copies and was on the New York Times bestseller list. He’s not only a writer; he’s also a true humanitarian and an ambassador of goodwill.

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Independence Day Parade

The July 4th parade in Danville is an exciting spectacle that attracts more than 40,000 people. For more than 25 years, the Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley has been organizing this Independence Day parade featuring school bands, colorful marching units, floats and lots of community participation. Spectators begin staking out a viewing site along the route before the crack of the dawn.

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Yaadein 1947 to 2010

After the success of the 2009 youth cultural show, Mashal decided to focus the next show on the decades of Pakistan’s history as an independent country. This cultural event was titled “Yaadein – 1947 to 2010” and was held on Saturday, April 10, 2010 at the Del Valle Theater in Walnut Creek.

The theme was illustrated by highlighting the culture, music and entertainment, fashion, dances and other symbols of each of these six decades. An excellent catered dinner showed off the cuisine of Pakistan.

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Urdu Classes

One of the ways to keep the Pakistani culture alive when we live in an adopted country is through language. Realizing this, Mashal took advantage of a great teacher who could help our youth learn to speak Urdu.

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2009 Youth Cricket Camp

Cricket is watched or played by more than 2 billion people across the globe and is the dominant sport in Pakistan and India. Even so, kids in the Tri-Valley area didn’t have any way to learn the sport until 2009.

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Youth Cultural Show- 2009

On April 4, 2009, Mashal organized the first Pakistani youth cultural show in the tri-valley area. The purpose of this show was to strengthen our youth’s appreciation of Pakistani culture and heritage so they can carry it to the next generation.

March 23, 1940 is a very important date in the history of Pakistan because it was on this day that the Muslim League passed the resolution for an independent state. To commemorate the significance of this day, Mashal encouraged local youth to participate in a cultural show celebrating the history, culture and heritage of Pakistan.

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