New York: As Thanksgiving Day is being celebrated across the US, the American Council of Minority Women (ACMW), in partnership with Islamic Relief USA, distributed turkeys to hundreds of needy people.
Thanksgiving Day is awaited throughout the year in the US, and the American Council of Minority Women celebrated it in a grand manner on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn. Various stalls were also decorated on this occasion.
Assemblyman Robert Carroll was also invited as a guest.
Pakistan’s Consul General in NYC Ayesha Ali also graced the event with her presence and she along with ACMW Chairperson Bazah Roohi and volunteers from ACMW organization distributed Halal Turkeys among hundreds of people.
The needy people lined up in harsh weather to receive halal turkeys as gifts on Thanksgiving Day.
Bazah Roohi said that halal turkey is not easily available, “there are many people who are deprived of it throughout the year, we understand their difficulties, and we have made a small effort to share this happiness with as many people as possible,” she said.
Adeel Rana, the first Pakistani Deputy Inspector in the New York Police Department, also participated on this occasion.
On Thanksgiving Day, Pakistani-Americans did their part to prove that no matter what the festival is, it is a celebration of happiness. They were of the view that everyone should try to participate in it.