Record breaking Iftars gathering at NSW Parliament : Australia

2017-06-20 08:37:00 | Aussie Editor @ Al-Muslim News
Record breaking Iftars gathering at NSW Parliament : Australia
From left: Walangari Karntawarra, Ray Williams MP and Gulten Akbar.

 

Mega-Iftar at the NSW Parliament on Wednesday 7 June, co-hosted by The Hon Ray Williams MP and Ms Sophie Cotsis, MP.

This was the Affinity Intercultural Foundation’s ninth annual relationship and Dialogue Iftar Dinner at NSW Parliament House and was attended by virtually 350 guests of various backgrounds.

The evening began with a welcome speech from Dr Elizabeth Coombs, the NSW Privacy Commissioner Acknowledgement of Country from Stan Grant, famed journalist and also the ABC’s autochthonic Affairs editor.

Mr Hugh Riminton, Journalist and Foreign Correspondent, Network Ten Acted as the MC on stage with his charismatic presence and set the night with its proceedings.

Mr Ibrahim Karaisli from Amity College delivered the ‘adhan’ (call to prayer) and the fast was broken with dates followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner.

Mr Hugh Riminton, Journalist and Foreign Correspondent, Network Ten Acted as the MC on stage with his charismatic presence and set the night with its proceedings.

Mr Ibrahim Karaisli from Amity College delivered the ‘adhan’ (call to prayer) and the fast was broken with dates followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner.

NSW captain Commissioner archangel Fuller delivered his oratory outlining his vision to concentrate on the bar of crime, reduction of force and try coercion and gang crime.

Mr Fuller criticised the media for lightness negative stories wherever varied safe landing don't seem to be according and rare crashes grab the headlines.

A Sufi performance from the Indo-European language Music cluster, consisting of lead singer Dr Gazi Erkisi, Omer Faruk and Salih Resitoglou combined their singing exploitation standard geographic region instruments, the marshal and kanun as a part of their performance.

The evening proceeded with a present presentation ceremony, wherever special Turkish gifts, reportedly sourced from Ahmet Polat’s cousin’s search in Newtown, were conferred to event sponsors.

Comments by guests:

It is a great pleasure for me to celebrate my first Ramadan as Minister for Multiculturalism with my fellow Muslim residents of New South Wales. This holy month is a chance for spiritual devotion, reflection and charity among our state’s many Islamic communities, and I am delighted to be able to share this Iftar with many representatives through the Affinity Intercultural Foundation. This event promotes inclusivity, friendship and our common values, all of which help maintain our peaceful, multicultural society. Our harmony and friendship is highlighted at this special time of year, when families come together in a spirit of community to share meals with friends and neighbours. As Minister, I have been privileged to meet many Muslim community members, and I wish to thank them for their commitment to social harmony. I wish everyone a peaceful and blessed Ramadan, and thank Affinity for hosting this Iftar.
– The Hon. Ray Williams MP

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