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‘Mango Mela’ brings Pak expat families together

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Enthusiastic participants at the ‘Mango Mela’ event on Thursday night.

Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter

Hundreds of community members including families, children and individuals have participated in the evening dedicated to the king of fruits, mango, brought from all over the Pakistan.

The “Mango Mela” was organised by the Pakistani Social Centre Sharjah (PSCS) at Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium on Thursday night to bring community families as fun festival.

The major attraction of the evening was the huge varieties of mango brought from all over the Pakistan including the most famous and delicious like Langra, Chaunsa, Dusehri, Anwar Ratol, Sindhri, Maldha, Fijri and many more.

Mango is the king of fruits and according to an estimate it had about 4,000 years old history in the sub-continent. Mango is the second largest fruit produce of Pakistan after citrus.

Mango is one of those fruits that not only taste amazing, but can also do wonders for one’s health. Yes, mango is one of the most popular fruits of the world. Originally, this fruit was cultivated in India. Mangoes are consumed most commonly worldwide, and are the most cultivated fruit in the tropical world.

More than 250 varieties of mango were cultivated in Pakistan, in which 25-30 are producing on commercial basis to use modern expertise.

Khalid Hussain Chaudhry, President PSCS told Gulf Today that the purpose of organising the “Mango Mela” was to bring community members with a unique family evening with fun and activities. “We had a huge number of guests representing all segments of the community residing in Sharjah, Ajman while a number of Pakistani families attended from Dubai as well. The festival has been attracted families due o its varieties of activities as we prepared the evening to engage everyone,” he said.

The young participants of the “Mango Mela” had most of the fun as the evening was started with the competition of national songs and almost every young kid took part in the segment and won something.

For the segment of women participants in the festival was different type of competition to took part from peeling and cutting maximum mango in minimum time while many attended the segment to eat maximum mango in less time and won the prizes.

To extend the evening with music, the organisers had invited “Qawwals” to enthrall the audience which recited a couple of poetry of prominent poets. In the quiz segment related to every question with mango fruit, the maximum number of attendance participated and scores many prizes.

However, the major segment of the evening was to eat mango as much as one can as the organisers had stock huge quantity of different kind of fruit in a number of freezers.

A young girl, Komal, won an air ticket to Pakistan while supporters and sponsors also received certificates.

“In the last couple of years we had organised a number of family events on different occasions but this “Mango Mela” has received record number of participants as the guests were pouring till late night,” Chaudhry said.

Mango is one of those fruits that not only taste amazing, but can also do wonders for one’s health. Yes, mango is one of the most popular fruits of the world. Originally, this fruit was cultivated in India. Mangoes are consumed most commonly worldwide, and are the most cultivated fruit in the tropical world.