Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio

Executive Committee

President: Tariq Qureshi
President Elect: Sajid Inayat
Treasurer: Amjad Waheed
Secretary: Muhammad Ashraf

Board of Trustees

Amjad Baig – Chair 2018
Jamshed Akhtar
Kamran Ali
Jehangir Sadiq
Bashir Jara
Arfan Ali
Sharjeel Sajid
Rao Kamran Ali
Aqil Khan
Imran Sulaiman
Khawaja Khushnood Hamdani

 

Happy New Year Everyone. 

With the start of new year, we, all in CAPA, welcome our friends and new members of the CAPA BOT and EC. Here is the new BOT for 2017:

BOT Members

Jamshed Akhtar
2017 – 2018

Aamir Hanif
2017 – 2018

Jehangir Sadiq
2017 – 2018

Sajid Inayat
2016 – 2017

Bashir Jara
2017 – 2018

Ghulam Mujtaba
2016 – 2017

Sharjeel Sajid
2016 – 2017

Rao Kamran Ali
2017 – 2018

Aftab Syed
2016 – 2017

All new BOT members, elected by the 2016 BOT members and announced by 2016 BOT Chair Mr. Tariq Qureshi, will start their term on January 1, 2017, ending on December 2018. 

Following is the new EC for 2017 (Term Ends Dec. 31, 2017)

President: Kamran Ali

President Elect: Tariq Qureshi

Treasurer: Rashid Mahmud

Secretary: Amjad Waheed

We are very thankful for their time donated and applaud the great volunteer work done by following outgoing BOT and EC members for the organization, Pak-American community and advancement of CAPA-Ohio:

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf – 2016 President

Mr. Azhar Madni – 2016 Treasurer

Dr. Raheela Khawaja – 2015-16 BOT

Mr. Ahad Shah – 2015-16 BOT

Ms. Mishalle Madni – 2015-16 BOT

Ms. Amjed Qamar – 2015-16 BOT

2016 Eidul Fitr Prayer Information

Namarah Inc. Muslim Community Center

Prayer Location: 4501 Refugee Rd., Columbus, OH 43232

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

First: 08:00 AM; Led by: Mufti MAHMOOD VARNALVI

Second: 10:00 AM; Led by: Prof. NASIR MEHMOOD

 

Noor Islamic Cultural Center

Prayer Location: 5001 Wilcox Rd., Dublin, OH 43016

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

First: 7:00 AM, Led by Dr. Ahmed Mosalem

Second: 8:30 AM, Led by Br. Alauddin Alauddin

Third: 10:00 AM, Led by Dr. Nadeem Siddiqi

Fourth: 11:30 AM, Led by Dr. Hany Saqr

 

Ahmediyya Mosque

Prayer Location: 3360 Toy Rd, Groveport, OH 43125, (614) 492-1806

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Timing: 10:30 AM

 

Ahlul Bayt Society

Prayer Location: 2580 W. Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43235

Wednesday, July 6, 2016; or Thursday, July 7, 2016 (based on moon sighting)

Timing: 9:00 AM

 

Polaris Masjid

Prayer Location: 8626 Cotter Street, Lewis Center, OH 43035, (937) 506-0850

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Timing: 7:30 AM

 

Note: Utmost care has been taken to provide accurate information to the community. Any error or mis-information is totally unintentional on the part of CAPA-Ohio

 

CAPA-Ohio.com

 

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF PAKISTANI AMERICANS ANNOUNCES PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION PICNIC

When: Sunday, August 9th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Alum Creek Park Below Dam Area
Approximate address is: 4001 Lewis Center Dr., Lewis Center, OH 43015                                                                                     (http://parks.ohiodnr.gov/alumcreek)

​WHAT:    A POT LUCK ONE DISH EVENT

PLEASE BRING ONE DISH OF; BIRYANI/PULAO/QORMA/SUBZEE GOSHT/VEGITARIAN DISH/DAAL    ETC ALONG WITH A PACKET OF NAAN AND TWO LTTRE BOTTLE OF SODA
CAPA WILL PROVIDE: SHELTER AREA,
​BARBQUE CHICKEN,​
PAPER PRODUCTS,ICE, SPORTS EQU​I​PMENT CAKE AND DESSERT. THERE WILL BE KIDS AND ADULT ACTIVITIES, games for kids, cricket, soccer, socializing, and all the fun activities in the park

Project Team: Tariq Qureshi, Amir Hanif, Amjed Qamar, Kamran Ali and BOT/EC members

Questions: Contact Tariq Qureshi 614-425-9649

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CAPA-OHIO (Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Ohio); and the following 23 families cordially invite you and your family to join us in Celebrating EID together as one community

2015 CAPA EID MELA

Food, socializing and fun activities for children

SATURDAY, July 25th, 2015

Open House for Pakistani American Community

1:00 PM TO 6:00PM

Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Avenue

Westerville, OH 43082

Phone: (614) 901-6500

http://www.westerville.org/services/parks-recreation/parks-and-facilities/community-center

HOST FAMILIES

Mrs. Afeera Sarwar & Mian Hameed Sarwar

Mrs. Ambreen Yakoob & Mr. Nisar Yakoob

Mrs. Bina Sajid & Mr. Sajid Inayat

Dr. Fouzia Tariq & Mr. Tariq Qureshi

Dr. Hufza Hanif   & Mr. Amir Hanif

Mrs. Ismat Shah & Mr. Ahad Shah

Dr. Jamila Khan & Dr. Shahzad Khan

Mrs. Kausar Waheed & Mian Amjad Waheed

Mrs. Mishalle Madni & Mr. Azhar Madni

Mrs. Naureen Qureshi & Dr. Ghulam Mujtaba

Mrs. Nilofer Mustafa & Mr. Harris Mustafa

Dr. Rabia Atif & Mr. Syed Atif

Dr. Raheela Khawaja & Dr. Shahid Sheikh

Mrs. Razia Chohan & Dr. Asghar Chohan

Mrs. Saneela Khan & Dr. Rao Kamran Ali

Mrs. Shagufta Malik & Mr. Arshad Malik

Dr. Shahida Shaikh & Mr. Toqir Shaikh

Mrs. Shahin Rahman & Mr. Manzar Rahman

Dr. Shalla Kamran & Mr. Kamran Ali

Mrs. Shamim Aqil & Mr. Aqil Khan

Mrs. Sidra Ayoub & Mr. Shouaib Ayoub

Mrs. Sobia Wirk & Mr. Farooq Wirk

Mrs. Tanveer Qureshi & Mr. Sharjeel Sajid

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION OF PAKISTANI AMERICANS (CAPA) INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE EID IN PAKISTANI TRADITIONS
IFTAR PARTY AND CHAAND RAAT
 
WHEN: THURSDAY JULY 16, 2015, 8:15 PM – Midnight
WHERE: Days Inn North, 1212 E. Dublin Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229
COST: FREE TO ALL FAMILIES.
WHAT : POT LUCK IFTAR/DINNER AND CHAAND RAAT CELEBRATION
IF YOUR LAST NAME STARTS WITH A-H
SWEET DISH, NAAN, SALAD OR RAITA AND KHAJOOR, MANGO LASSI OR MILK ROOH AFZA
IF YOUR LAST NAME STARTS WITH I-P
BIRYANI, QORMA, MEAT DISH VEGETABLE DISH WITH PLAIN RICE OR VEGGIE RICE
IF YOUR LAST NAME STARTS WITH Q-Z
IFTARI SNACKS, KEBOB, CHICKEN TIKKA, SAMOSAS, PAKORA ETC.
EACH FAMILY SHOULD ALSO BRING ONE 2 LTR SODA OR WATER
CAPA WILL PROVIDE ALL SUPPLIES, MEHNDI, AND FACILITY RENTAL ETC.
There will be separate rooms available after Iftar/Dinner, for women and men to celebrate Chaand Raat separately.
Both halls will be furnished with music systems.  Men’s hall will have a video projector for movies and shows. Vendors will be onsite selling clothes, jewelry, artifacts, etc. If you would like to be a vendor please contact us.
Any Qs:
Please contact Mr. Muhammad Ashraf @ 614-604-3694

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Objective

The Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Ohio feels that there is a need to advance positive image of Pakistan among US people and in media. CAPA believes that by encouraging students to do research on Pakistan’s land, geography, history, environment, people, culture, & heritage; next generation of Americans will be able to discover the positive & culturally rich heritage of Pakistan & its people. Advancing the positive image of Pakistan will be an efficient and long-term solution for building bridges between the people of Pakistan & US.

Introduction

The CAPA-Ohio is pioneering Ohio’s first-ever endowment fund to support scholarships for high school & college students of Ohio. Scholarships will be in lump sum amounts and granted every calendar year in each of the following categories:

College Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to two college- bound high school students in their senior year who will write best essays on the topic selected by the Scholarship Committee for that year to highlight positive aspects of Pakistan’s land, geography, environment, people, history, culture, or heritage. There will be two CAPA-Ohio College Scholarships of $500 each in a calendar year.

School Scholarship: Scholarships will be awarded to two high-school bound junior-high school students in 8th grade who will write an essay to highlight positive aspects of Pakistan’s land, geography, environment, history, people, culture, or heritage. There will be two CAPA-Ohio School Scholarships of $100 each in a calendar year.

Eligibility

  1. These scholarships will be available to all students enrolled in the School Districts located in the Franklin County, Ohio.
  2. No discrimination will be made on the basis of gender, origin, life style or political & religious beliefs
  3. For College Scholarship: the applicants must be accepted in an accredited 2- or 4-year post-high school institute (college or university)
  4. For School Scholarship: the applicants must be committed to pursue a high school diploma
  5. The successful applicants may be required to attend annual CAPA scholarship night dinner and present his/her paper/essay

Application Procedures

The scholarship topics and deadlines will be published on the CAPA-Ohio website and every year.  Prior to the deadline, Scholarship committee must receive all of the following from each applicant. (Incomplete submissions will not be considered):

  1. A completed scholarship application
  2. One letter of recommendation from the school teacher/advisor
  3. A resume or cover letter detailing applicant’s work experience, involvement in his/her local community within the past 1-3 years and indicating his/her future career plans, confirming his/her commitment to perform volunteer work to a volunteer organization of his/her choice
  4. A copy of student’s letter of acceptance into first year program of a post-high school institution (for College Scholarship only)
  5. A final copy of the essay

Length of Essay

For College Scholarship: Length of essay should be between 3-4 pages (Times New Roman fonts, size 12, double-spaced)

For High School Scholarship: Length of essay should be between 1-2 pages (Times New Roman fonts, size 12, double-spaced)

Deadline

Applications along with all attachments are due on May 30, 2015. The mailing address to send application package is:

CAPA Educational Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 146
New Albany, OH 43054

Education Scholarship Committee

Educational Scholarship Committee (ESC) will consist of three members

  • First member: nominated by the President of CAPA
  • Second member: elected from the CAPA BOT/EC by the BOT/EC
  • Third member: a technocrats or a person of higher academic experience, caliber, public profile

All papers/essays will be reviewed and awards will be recommended by the ESC

Judging Criteria

Academic Records:   20 Points

Leadership, community and social activities:   20 Points

Essay (content & quality): 60 Points

The persons with highest total scores will win the award. In case of a tie, the person with high scores on essay will win the tie.

Notification of Scholarship

Successful applicants will be notified personally by telephone, postal mail, or email and published in the local community newspaper as well as on CAPA website. Successful winners of the scholarships may be required to present their essays during the CAPA-Ohio Scholarship night dinner. The scholarship award may only be used towards the academic expenses (including tuition fees, General fees, books, boarding, etc.)

Payment

College Scholarship check shall be made to the institution of student’s choice. The student’s name and SSN will appear on the check to ensure proper crediting to student’s account.

High School Scholarship check shall be made in the name of HS student advisor/Guidance Counselor with student’s name and SSN on the check.

All CAPA-Ohio decisions regarding the selection, awarding and distribution of the above scholarships shall be final. CAPA-Ohio has the rights to reject any or all scholarship applications and essays for any reason. CAPA-Ohio will have all exclusive rights to use or publish in any form all essays submitted for this competition.

CAPA-Ohio has exclusive rights to revise its scholarship policy without any notice.

 

2015 College Scholarship Topic: What impact has the geographic location of Pakistan made on the current situation of Pakistan?

2015 School Scholarship Topic: Prepare a tourism guide to Pakistan giving a list of interesting places to visit with approximate location and description

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Honorable poets and poetess:
1. Dr. Tahir Shaheer
2. Parveen Sultana Saba
3. Akram Saqib
4. Sadiq Bajwa
5. Mustahsan Ali Khan

See video of a poem read at the Mushaira

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152615205637666&pnref=story