22 May | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

PSC Sharjah hosts Sweet Fest on Sweet Eid in UAE

Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, accompanied by Salahuddin Tareen, distributes certificates to winners, underscores importance of community engagement, celebrations during annual Eid festival

In a delightful celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Pakistan Social Center in Sharjah hosted the Sweet Fest on Sweet Eid event, captivating the local community with a showcase of culinary talent and cultural festivities.

The highlight of the event was the sweet dish competition, which saw participants from diverse backgrounds vying for top honors. After careful evaluation by Pakistan Social Center President Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, three exceptional women emerged victorious in three distinct categories.

Tania Fakhr’s rendition of Sheer Khurma, Asma Fatima’s traditional halwa, and Huda Yameen’s international favorite Trifle earned them well-deserved recognition and admiration. The competition, featuring over 15 participants, offered a rich tapestry of flavors and culinary techniques.

Tania Fakhr’s Sheer Khurma; Asma Fatima’s halwa, and Huda Yameen’s Trifle declared winners

The judges meticulously scrutinized each dish, evaluating taste, presentation, and creativity. Shabnam Qamar’s halwa also garnered special commendation for its traditional appeal. The winners were awarded a cash prize of five hundred dirhams each, adding to the jubilant atmosphere of the occasion.

Expressing their joy and gratitude, the winners shared their experiences, highlighting efforts and dedication invested in crafting their winning dishes. Tania Fakhr expressed delight at the opportunity to participate in the Eid festivities, while Asma Fatima and Huda Yameen expressed pride in their culinary achievements.

Pakistan Social Center hosted Sweet Fest on Sweet Eid in Sharjah
Pakistan Social Center hosted Sweet Fest on Sweet Eid in Sharjah

Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, accompanied by special guest Salahuddin Tareen, distributed certificates to the winners, underscoring importance of community engagement and celebration during annual Eid festival. Reflecting on the success of the event, Khalid Hussain Chaudhry emphasized the role of the Pakistan Social Center in fostering a sense of unity and belonging among overseas Pakistanis.

Dr Noor Al Saba, a distinguished Pakistani entrepreneur and judge of the competition, commended the event for its cultural significance and congratulated the winners. The Sweet Fest on Sweet Eid event not only celebrated Pakistan’s rich culinary heritage but also served as a vibrant cultural showcase, bringing together residents of Sharjah in a spirit of joy and camaraderie.

Attendees departed with hearts full of joy and memories of a truly sweet Eid celebration, affirming the Pakistan Social Center’s commitment to community engagement and cultural enrichment. Formed in 1994, PSC Sharjah is an independent conglomerate; registered as a community association with the UAE’s Ministry of Community Development, and under the patronage of the Consulate of Pakistan in Dubai.