To mark the 100th birth anniversary of their spiritual leader, His Holiness Dr Syedna Mohammed Bufhanuddin Saheb, the Borah Community in Sri Lanka is organising a trade and consumer fair –‘Burhani Expo 2011’,on May 13-15 in Colombo.
There will be 130 stalls showcasing items such as ready-made garments, jewellery, hardware, processed food and packaging, specialized authentic Borah cuisine of snacks and sweets and much more, it was explained at a press conference this week to promote the fair.
The Borah religious leader operates from Mumbai and has visited Sri Lanka several times. His representative in Sri Lanka, Nooruddin Saheb said that such trade exhibitions and fairs and other activities are held all over the world to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader.
The Sri Lankan Borah community numbers around 3,000 and this is the contribution they make to the economic development of multi-ethnic Sri Lanka. He said that while they practice their religion they are loyal to the country they live in and work to help the nation.
He said that during the last 250 years they have been participating in activities leading to social and economic development. He said that there would be a number of Pakistanis and Indians participating in the Burhani Expo 2011.