History was made yesterday when the first ever park in North America named after the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was inaugurated.
The park which is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada was inaugurated by Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Canada, Tariq Azim Khan.
Hundreds of people from across Canada’s Pakistani community attended the opening ceremony. The park is a tribute to the sacrifices of the founding fathers of Pakistan and a symbol of love the countrymen feel for their founder.
Jinnah Park will now act as a bridge in promoting and understanding between the Pakistani and other communities in the area. It will also promote and showcase Pakistani culture and the soft image of the community by allowing families to hold cultural galas and other small festivals that showcase the culture of the country.
The city council led by Councilor Janice Luke will keep the park maintained to make sure that it remains worthwhile for the families to visit and hold cultural events in the park.
According to Janice, a cricket ground is also being prepared in the park that will enable it to hold local cricketing tournaments in the future.