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U.S. Consulate Lahore Hosts Eid Lunch For Children.

Lahore, September 28, 2009 (Frontier Star): U.S. Consulate Principal Officer Carmela Conroy said she was "delighted to share the happiness of Eidul Fitr" as she hosted a lunch for underprivileged children from a local school on Monday. "Eid Mubarak to all of you, I hope you had a great celebration with your friends and family," stated the U.S. Diplomat. "I wish the rest of the year is as joyous for you all." The lunch, attended by 100 children from the Abroo Educational Welfare Organization, was the final event of a series hosted by the U.S. Consulate to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. As in previous years, the Consulate hosted Iftar dinners throughout the month; and presented gift bags to 1000 children at orphanages and secular and religious schools serving economically disadvantaged communities. Ms Conroy reiterated President Obama's remarks on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, that, "Eid is a time to celebrate the completion of 30 days and nights of devotion. But even on this festive occasion, Muslims remember those less fortunate, including those impacted by poverty, hunger, conflict, and disease." She added that Consulate Lahore and the US Mission in Pakistan, with the rest of the Obama administration, was "working to ensure that such less fortunate Muslims are able to fulfil their charitable obligations not just during Ramadan, but throughout the year." In addition to lunch, the children, ages 5-12, were also treated to a magic show.

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