LONG ISLAND, NY (TIP): The local community mourned on December 17 at the Nassau County Executive office ceremonial chamber, the loss of innocent lives of 142 children in a brutal and cowardly attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan on December 16.
A candle light vigil and interfaith prayers were the highlights of the meeting where community leaders and officials of Nassau County offered their condolences. Officials present included Nassau County police commissioner Thomas C Krumpter, Senator Jack Martins, Assemblyman Charles Lavine, Nassau County legislator Richard Nicolello, Jon Kaiman, Representative of New York State Governor, and Assistant District Attorney Summer Hill.
The host committee included Ajay Batra, Anila Midha, Zakir Siddiquie, Sharanjit Thind, Dr. Kamal Zafar, Kawaljit Chandi, Habeeb Ahmed, Rizwan Qureshi, Jay Singh and Mohinder Taneja.
The 100 seat chamber was packed with mourners.