Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan visits Dar ul Sukun
On Monday, December 12, 2022, the Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan His Grace Cristophe Zakhia Al – Kassis was welcomed at Dar Ul Sukun. Accompanying the Nuncio was His Grace Benny Travis, Archbishop of Karachi Archdiocese, and Rev. Fr. Christian Jurado, the Secretary to the Nuncio.
The Nuncio was shown around the premises and various departments of Dar Ul Sukun and thereafter taken down to the auditorium, where a small function was held.
Mr. Savio Pereira, CEO of DUS was the MC for the program and welcomed the guests. Sister Nargis Sadiq, President of DUS gave the welcome address. The special residents, senior citizens, and children from Lemmens Home gave lovely performances, which were enjoyed by everyone and received loud applause from the audience. Sister Fazeelat and residents from the Senior Citizen’s home presented souvenirs to the Honourable guests, which were handmade by them.
A speech was made by Cookie, the Brand Ambassador of DUS, about herself and her journey of 33 years at her home, which is Dar Ul Sukun. She was given a loud round of applause by everyone. Sister Catherine Wilson gave the closing address of thanks. Sindhi Ajraks were presented to the three honorable guests. Before the program ended a cake-cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the birthday of the late Mother Bridgette Sequeira, the foundress of FMCK Sisters. After the event, refreshments were served to all.
About Dar ul Sukun
Dar-ul-Sukun (House of Peace) in Karachi, Pakistan is a home for physically and mentally challenged children and adults, both men and women in poverty or unable to address their challenges. Dar-ul-Sukun has taken responsibility for the care of underprivileged persons from various backgrounds, such as those who are mentally challenged, those who cannot be treated or accommodated at home, physically challenged, or abandoned people. It is one of many organizations in Karachi that care for people in need.
It was founded in 1969 by Sister Gertrude Lemmens (14 July 1914 – 27 October 2000) and was run by her successor Sister Ruth Lewis until her death on July 21, 2020.
Source: Dar ul Sukun