It’s time to celebrate our women

Sunday August 5 2018

Nairobi Governor planting the first Peace Tree alongside Ramgharia Gurdwara officials. PHOTO| ALLAUDIN QURESHI

Nairobi Governor planting the first Peace Tree alongside Ramgharia Gurdwara officials. PHOTO| ALLAUDIN QURESHI 

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A Kenyan celebration to honour women who have excelled in selfless service to the society in the fields of social welfare, education, culture or philanthropy will held at the Oshwal Centre Auditorium on Saturday evening. An initiative of Kenbharti Centre Kenya and appropriately dubbed MAA TUJHE SALAAM 7 (salutations mother), it coincides with the centre’s annual fun fiesta to mark the Indian Independence Day.

A departure from the usual song and dance fairs seen in earlier years, Kenbharti chairman Abhijeet Gupta explained that this year’s celebration is geared to salute our women achievers and recognise their contribution to the welfare of the Kenyan society.

In addition to the awards ceremony, the audience will have an opportunity to witness an exclusive array of traditional and classical dance performances by our leading dancers in a “Dance Competition.”

Kenbharti Centre is a group of culturally awake and youthful Kenyans who over the years have excelled not only in organising musical entertainment but also enlightening the audience by showcasing a true Kenyan spirit of transcending ethnic, racial, cultural and religious borders in their presentations. The Centre’s innovative shows with their songs, dances, yoga acrobatics, brain teasers and audience participation items have won great appreciation from our discerning audience. In addition, the Centre’s commitment to encourage artistic young Kenyan performers is praiseworthy.

Entrance to the MAA TUJHE SALAAM 7 is free. However, contributions for a sumptuous dinner after the celebration showing are welcome. For further details, readers can contact Kenbharti members on 0721468104.

Elsewhere last Sunday, peace loving Kenyan followers of the Sikh faith, Universal Peace Federation Ambassadors and supporters gathered at the Landmave Ramgharia Sikh Temple for the pious Nagar Kirtan prayer and the opening of the New Link/Peace Road leading to the temple. Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko graced the event as guest of honour. After the prayers, he signalled the opening of the new block paved road and planted the first Peace Tree.


It is universally accepted that peace represents a sweeter music and cosmic melody that is superior to the discords brought about by misunderstandings and war. Universal Peace Federation of Kenya is known to promote the vision of its founders, the International luminaries Reverend and Mrs Sun Myung Moon. Besides preaching and promoting peace activities, the Federation is committed to uplift social and living standards with a view to bring happiness to the less privileged.

I salute the efforts of our Peace Federation in bringing harmony and interfaith understanding amongst fellow Kenyans, not forgetting the Sikh community for its public service exemplified by this new Link/Peace Road.