Special Olympics Pakistan rang in 2012 with its annual New Year’s Eve charity event at the Carlton Hotel, Karachi. The soiree celebrated the athletes’ excellent achievements at last June’s Special Olympics World Summer Games, which garnered extensive exposure and awareness for the program.
More than 850 elegantly dressed revelers rubbed shoulders with news making politicians, film stars and celebrities as they danced to the throbbing beat of the latest hits and ‘desi’ music. The exotic décor featuring an animal theme was complemented by an abundance of colourful flowers.
“The event is a catalyst that helps raise funds from young dynamic entrepreneurs wanting to make a difference,” says Special Olympics Pakistan General Secretary Mrs. Ronak Lakhani. She continues, “we’re very excited to have the support of some key sponsors including, Mr. Rameez Sattar, CEO Collectibles – The House of Designer Watches, who has been a supporter for eight years.”
Other event sponsors included, Etihad Airways, Lucky Cement, Arysta Lifesciences, Lakson Investments, Colgate Palmolive Pakistan Ltd., and English Biscuits Manufacturers Ltd.
“The fete lasted till the wee hours of the morning, capping our program’s amazing success in 2011,” says Lakhani.