SANA is proud to announce its
34th Annual Convention in Washington D.C.
from 6th July to 9th July 2018.

Use Following link for Hotel reservation
(Marriott Hotel is Fully booked, we are working on alternative)

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Hotel Address: 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

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SCHEDULE

ID
Session
Start Time End Time
Featuring
Ballroom Moderator
Friday July 06, 2018
1 Sindh – Knowledge-based society – Interactive 11:00 14:00 Pre-convention Session Linden Oak Dr. Mithal Vakassi
2 Break 14:00 15:00
3 Tea for 2 17:30 18:30 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families BrookSide Shereen Abbasi, Naeema
Soomro, Yasmeen Memon
4 Membership Registration 16:00 21:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
5 SANA EC/LOC Meeting 18:00 18:30 Khalid Memon Linden Oak General Secretary
6 Informal Dinner 18:30 20:00 Hafeez Abbasi,Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABC LOC
7 Formal Convention Opening 20:00 20:15 President, SANA D Dr Abbasi
8 Sindh, the land of art and poetry
– Mushairo/literary papers
20:15 22:00 Abdul Ghaffar Tabassum, Syed Waqar Shah, Emily Hauze,
Jami Chandio, Dr. Mithal Vakassi, Prof. Adal Soomro,
Prof. Ayaz Gul, Sami Baloch Inayat Baloch, Maheen Hisbani
D Khair M Kolachi, Fareed Bhutto
9 Youth Program 20:00 21:00 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh, Komal Bhutto White Oak Komal Bhutto
10 Youth Icebreakers 21:00 21:30 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh, Komal Bhutto White Oak Komal Bhutto
11 Women Program 21:30 22:30 LOC Women BrookSide LOC
12 Youth Game 21:30 22:30 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh,Komal Bhutto White Oak Komal Bhutto
13 SANA Talent 22:30 01:00 Local Sindhis Talent Discovery Arman, Warisha, and many more D Jahanzeb Memon
Saturday July 07, 2018
14 Breakfast 07:00 09:00 Hotel Provided, only for room Registered Guest ABC Hotel
15 Membership Registration 08:00 12:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
16 Protest at Capitol 08:00 10:00 Ali Khaskheli, Ali Hassan Capitol General Secretary
17 Youth DC Tour 09:00 16:00 Komal Bhutto, Khulda Soomro, Numrah Washington DC Komal Bhutto
18 Sorrows of Sindh: Issue of Missing Persons 10:00 10:30 Aziz Narejo, Irshad Abbasi, Zakir Bullo D Mushtaq Rajpar
19 Sindh Vision 10:30 11:00 Ahmer Nadeem Memon, Faiz M Khoso D Aziz Narejo
20 Thar Coal 11:00 12:00 Shamsuddin Shaikh and Naseer Memon D Mushtaq Rajpar
21 Lunch 12:00 13:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABC LOC
22 Media Session Sindh, SANA and news media 13:00 14:00 Zakir Bullo D Zakir Bullo
23 Ranikot jaa raaz (Mysteries of Ranikot) 14:00 14:20 Ishtiaque Ansari D Aziz Narejo
24 Bilqees and Razia Trust 14:20 14:40 Sultan Laghari D Mushtaq Rajpar
25 Higher Education in Sindh 14:40 15:15 Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat , Dr. Anwar Ali Shah G.Syed, Dr. Faiz Muhammad Shaikh D Aziz Narejo
26 Tea for 2 15:00 16:00 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families BrookSide Shereen Abbasi, Naeema
Soomro, Yasmeen Memon
27 SDA: Small steps big diferrence 15:15 15:30 Dr Nazeer Dahar D Dr Abbassi
28 Sustainable Sciences 15:30 16:00 Dr Fayaz Memon D Fayaz Memon
29 Keynote Speech – The Idea of Pakistan
– What Was It In 1947 And What Should It Be Now?
16:00 17:00 Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy D President
30 Break 17:00 19:00 ABCDE
31 Dinner 19:00 21:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABCDE LOC
32 Youth Skit 21:00 21:45 Komal Bhutto, Khulda Soomro, Numrah ABCDE Komal Bhutto
33 Music 21:45 01:00 Sanam Marvi and Rajab Ali ABCDE Maheen Heesbani
Sunday July 08, 2018
34 Breakfast 07:00 09:00 Hotel Provided, only for room Registered Guest ABC Hotel
35 Medical Seminar 09:00 10:30 Dr Nazeer Dahar, Dr Nada Memon,
Prof M Akbar Nizamani(from Pak), Dr Saeed Sangi, Dr Imtiaz Channa, (Video on Stress)
D Chief Guest: Bikha Ram Devrajani
Moderators:Dr Abbasi and Dr Sattar Shaikh
36 FAME 10:30 11:00 Zafar Agha D Dr Abbasi
37 State of Education in Sindh 11:00 11:30 Nisar Siddiqui, … D Dr Abbasi
38 Session with Saif 10:00 11:00 Saif Samejo, Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh White Oak Komal Bhutto
39 SSDP / Model Village Project 11:30 12:00 Dr Ghulam Qadir Mallah / Ali Hasan Bhutto D Dr Abbasi
40 Career Panel 11:00 12:00 Khulda Soomro, Numrah Shaikh White Oak Komal Bhutto
41 Lunch 12:00 13:00 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABC LOC
42 Sindhi Philosophy 13:00 13:20 Javaid Bhutto D President
43 Shaheed Allah Bux Trust 13:20 13:30 Ms Rufina Soomro D President
44 Keynote – Sindh – What then must we do? 13:30 14:30 Shahab Usto D President
45 SANA and Computing 14:30 15:00 Majid Bhurgari D President
46 SANA -Vision 2028 15:00 16:00 Various Speakers D General Secretary
47 General Body 16:00 17:30 Khalid Memon D General Secretary
48 Membership Registration 18:00 19:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
49 Tea for 2 17:30 18:30 Gupshup of families looking for Sindhi families Brookside Shereen Abbasi, Naeema
Soomro, Yasmeen Memon
50 Break 17:30 19:00 ABCDE
51 Annual Banquet 19:00 21:30 Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABCDE LOC
52     Transforming Thar
     Documentary by Thar Coal
19:00 19:15 Thar Progress Documentary ABCDE Dr Abbassi
53     Award Presentation Various Awards presents ABCDE Dr Abbassi
54     Donor Recognition screen slides Projector Screen ABCDE Dr Abbassi
55     Dinner Hafeez Abbasi, Imran, Nasrullah, Sanaullah, Jabbar ABCDE Dr Abbassi
56 Music Saif Samejo(The Sketches), Sanam Marvi ABCDE Maheen Heesbani
57 Music Program Registration 21:30 22:00 LOC and SANA Volunteers Hall Corner LOC
58 Youth Banquet 22:00 23:30 Youth Activities in Separate Hall White Oak Komal Bhutto
Monday July 09, 2018
59 Breakfast Hotel Provided, only for room Registered Guest ABC Hotel
60 Convention Ends 01:47 01:47


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Washington DC Metro system is color coded, each train is named with color and all trains touches each other at some metro station.

Fare info:
from Ronald Reagan National Airport to White flint is : Peak time $6.00 — Off Peak $3.85
from Dulles International (Reston metro Station) to White flint is : Peak time $6.00 — Off Peak $3.85

You will need SMARTTRIP for travelling on metro, which you can get from vending machine at metro station, that can be refilled later from any metro station.
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Metro riders please look for METRO CENTER station for Red line train going towards “Shady Grove” and hotel is at White Flint Metro station, which is across the street from hotel.
If you are coming from Regan National Airport (use Blue Line going toward METRO CENTER) or from Dulles Internaltion Airport (use Silver line) you need to change train (Red Line) at Metro Center going toward “Shady Grove”; Leave metro on White Flint metro station and across the road is Bethesda North Marriott Hotel.

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Metro Map from Dulles International Airport:

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If you are Riding Uber

From Ronald Reagan National Airport to SANA Hotel

From Dulles International Airport to SANA Hotel

From BWI Internaltion Airport to SANA Hotel

From Union Train station to SANA Hotel

Supper Shuttle

Transportation from Dulles Airport Supper shuttle cost 33 dollars one person from Airport to Hotel for two persons cost 44 dollars
Uber 40 to 50 dollars from Airport depends on traffic and timings

From Ronald Reagan Airport : Supper Shuttle cost 33 dollars one person from Airport to Hotel for two persons cost 44 dollars
Uber 40 to 50 dollars from Airport depends on traffic and timings

From BWI Please call supper shuttle 1800 258 3826

Keep visiting this page for
Updates about 34th annual Convention Washington D.C.

2017-11-12: Hotel Finalized Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
2017-09-30: Dr Abbasi Provided details to EC

2017-09-24: Convention Theme decided to “SANA-Vision 2028”
Dr Abbassi visited Hotels and received quotes.

2017-07-27: Initial community meeting scheduled: Aug 12th, 2017 Mehran Restaurant, Springfield VA.

2017-07-24: Convention Dates and Location decided: Jul 6th – Jul 9th in Washington D.C.