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I AM KARACHI Day’16: Karachi Matters! FIRST #IAMKARACHI AWARDS HONOR CITIZEN HEROES

I AM KARACHI Day’16: Karachi Matters! FIRST #IAMKARACHI AWARDS HONOR CITIZEN HEROES

KARACHI: MARCH 26th, 2016  The first ever I AM KARACHI Awards were presented by I AM KARACHI to honor the contribution of the city’s dedicated and unrecognized heroes. The event took place at Frere Hall on the occasion of the second official I AM Karachi Day on March 26th, 2016. I AM KARACHI Awards recognize visionary individuals who have shown inspirational resilience, hope, pride and determination. The award function was introduced by a spell binding rock-symphonic version of the national anthem by Sounds of Kolachi with the talented youth of Karachi. Award winning pop stars Sara Haider, Zoe Viccaji and traditional singers were also showcased at the event.President of IAMKARACHI Jameel Yusuf S.St, described IAM KARACHI DAY as a “celebration of the success of the city’s resilient spirit” and announced that the awards will be given out throughout the course of the year. I AM KARACHI DAY ceremonies were hosted by Karachi icons Deepak Perwani and Atiya Khan who discussed the necessity of a diverse culture in a mega-city like Karachi. This was followed by Vice President of Society for I AM KARACHI, Mr. Amin Hashwani who announced the official launch of city wide I AM KARACHI Sports Festival that will begin next month. Founding member Ms. Rumana Hussain also announced the launch of a new wave of I AM KARACHI ‘Walls of Peace’ – where young artists cover hateful graffiti with their artistic creations to reclaim public space. In an extraordinary display of support academics, business leaders and celebrities attended the function to show their love to the city and those honored. Awards were distributed by notable figures including: Ronak Lakhani, Zubaida Mustafa, Talat Hussain, Ishrat Hussain and Fuzon. People from all over the city joined this grand event and were filled with pride and excitement. Commissioner Karachi Asif Hyder Shah praised spirit of citizenship and said only if the citizens of Karachi will stand united, only then there is there hope for a prosperous Sindh and eventually a flourishing Pakistan.   The celebration follows a ‘Karachi Matters Week’ drive to boost citizen participation conducted across the city. Partners of IAK and volunteer groups had conducted over thirty workshops, art projects, and social innovation activities to encourage thoughtful dialogue for a unified social outlook in various neighborhoods. The event was managed and executed by Polaris with PR & Social Media by Mindmap Communications.