Pakistan Association of Australia organised an Eid Milan party as a family day out on sunny Sunday 17 July 2022, at Sydney Olympic Park.

Whenever you think of Eid, your mind imagines festivities where family and friends are gathered around food and having activities full of fun. But due to COVID-19 restrictions, community interaction for almost a couple of years has been limited. Not anymore.

This get-together offered something for everyone, competitions for children, networking opportunities for adults and free food for the families.

The best part was that the business community fully sponsored the event, hence free parking, free entry and free food for all.

The Young Innovators Australia collaborated with the Pakistan Association of Australia to organise children’s activities, including musical chairs for young and old, skipping rope competitions, father-child races, treasure hunt competitions, and many more activities for the whole family.

The winning children were rewarded with prizes.

Face painting and balloon-making services were provided to engage and entertain little children. 

Delicious Biryani lunch was provided with the sweets Jalebis.

A quiz competition participated by large numbers was held about Eid with winners given prizes.

Mr Farhat Jaffery thanked the sponsors who chipped in to make the event free and the volunteers who made it possible, including Hamid Sarooha, Sahar Zeeshan, Farah Khan, Najeeb ul Hassan, Ahmed Jamal, Rana Abbass, Zulfiqar Ali, Muhammad Rana and many more.

He also acknowledged the Young Innovators Australia team’s efforts, including Shafqat Ali, Zawiyar, Shayyan, Sharmeen, Ayaan, Shahzeen, Eman, Dua, Areej and Shanzay.

He thanked media representatives and community leaders, including Zafar Hussain (Sada-e-Watan), Taseer Hussain (Hum Watan),  Dr Khurram Kayani (President PPBEA) and Sujahir ul Islam (PakOZ). 

PakOZ team streamed part of the event online to showcase the children’s talent and community feedback about the event.

You can watch their video report:

You can watch community feedback about the event in this video