New York: New York’s Coney Island Avenue, known as the little Pakistan was decorated with electric bulbs by the Council of People’s Organization (COPO), on the eve of Holy Ramadan- the ninth Month in Islamic Calendar, observed by the Muslims worldwide as fasting, prayer, reflection, and unity.
From H Avenue to C Avenue in Little Pakistan, Happy Ramadan signs were lit up with moon and stars shining, as Ramadan Light Ceremony was organized by COPO.
The ceremony started with the recitation of Holy Quran. Wihe the event was moderated by the head of COPO Muhammad Rizvi.
Consul General of Pakistan in NYC Ayesha Ali and a large number of American officials participated in the ceremony.
Members of the community were also present on the occasion.
On this occasion, the Head of COPO Muhammad Rizvi said that we all know this holy month of Ramadan and we feel as if we are at home while living in New York.
On this occasion, religious scholar Maulana Sakhawat Sundaralvi said that basically Allah Almighty has created human beings for love. We have to worship Him. And now the month of blessings is starting, so we have to teach love and harmony in this month.
Consulate General Ayesha Ali, who participated in the event, said that this is the month that teaches us compassion, which teaches us to be charitable to others, to care for others, and it is very unique to have other communities join our celebrations on such occasions.
The American officials present at the ceremony while congratulating on Ramadan said that it is a great pleasure to be here with all of Muslims.
People from different communities were also present on this occasion, the participants expressed their views and said that it is great to see that we all belong to different religions, but unite on these occasions.
People expressed happiness by appreciating this initiative.
The police officers participating in the Ramadan light ceremony expressed their views saying that this is an amazing community.
The event was attended by the President of the Muslim Officer Society, Deputy Inspector Adeel Rana, and senior police officers.
At the end of the ceremony, the lights were illuminated at the push of a button