Thank you Pittsburgh! A message from Roozbeh Aliabadi

Thank you Pittsburgh! A message from Roozbeh Aliabadi

Dear All:

Congratulations to all Iranian-Americans in the greater Pittsburgh Region.
On March 9th, 2010, Pittsburgh City Council presented the Nowruz Proclamation in honor of the Persian New Year. (See the Attached PDF).

The Nowruz Proclamation is a part of broader efforts to foster greater understanding of Iranian culture and heritage as well as projecting an accurate and positive image of the Iranian American community that truly reflects our values and achievements.

I would like to once again congratulate all Iranian-Americans in our community for this historic accomplishment and recognition.

To commemorate the arrival of spring, Nowruz and Persian New Year, I would like to invite you to join us as well as public officials of State of Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh in celebrating this historic occasion. The details are as follows:

Date: Friday, March 19th, 2010
Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: City-County Building (Grant Street, Downtown)

Program Agenda
(5:45 – 6:00)   Opening Reception
(6:00 – 6:15)   Opening Remarks
Public Official Remarks
Office of the Mayor – City of Pittsburgh
Members of the Council – City of Pittsburgh
Members of the United States House of Representative
Members of the United State Senate                           
(6:15 – 6:20)   Significance of Nowruz
Contribution of Iranian-American Community
(6:20 – 6:30)   Traditional Persian Music Ensemble                  
(6:30 – 6:40)   Tradition of Nowruz Presentation
(6:40 – 6:50)   Persian Drum Ensemble
(6:50 – 6:55)   Recognition of Iranian-American Community of Western Pennsylvania
(6:55 – 7:00)   Recitation of Nowruz Proclamation
Recognizing March 20th 2010 as Nowruz Day in the City of Pittsburgh
(7:00 – 7:05)    Closing Remarks
(7:05 – 7:30)    Nowruz Celebration Reception
On March 9th, 2010, Pittsburgh City Council presented the Nowruz Proclamation in honor of the Persian New Year.  This proclamation, sponsored by City Council Member Patrick Dowd, declared Saturday, March 20th, 2010 to be a day for celebrating Nowruz in the city of Pittsburgh.

Please click on the links to watch the Proclamation Ceremony at the City Council Chamber.

Part 1 (Patrick Dowd’s Introduction)
Part 2 (Presenting the Proclamation)
Part 3 (Roozbeh Aliabadi and Bijan Elyaderani)
Part 4 (Ending)
I would be delighted if you would join us as we express our deep appreciates for the city’s recognition of our Persian heritage, as well as the contributions of Iranian-Americans to the social and economic fabric of the Pittsburgh region.
Thank you and I hope to see you on March 19th,

Roozbeh Aliabadi
Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council

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