RAWALPINDI - The first lucky draw of Rawal Shopping Festival was held at China Market  and 77 prizes were distributed through draws including one Umra ticket, 6 motorcycles, 10 mobile phones, 10 tablets, 2 washing machines, 2 bedroom fridges, 5 dinner sets, 10 DVD players and many others prizes, informed Chamber spokesman on Wednesday.

A colorful ceremony in this regard was hosted by Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) held in the premises of China Market Rawalpindi and attended by President RCCI Syed Asad Mashadi, MNA Malik Ibrar, Shakeel Awan, Sardar Naseem, former presidents Shekih Shabbir, Najam Rehan, Jaleel Malik, Kashif Shabbir, Manzar Khurshid Sheikh, leaders of trade associations Sheikh Saddique, Shahid Ghafoor Paracha, Chaudhry Iqbal, Tariq Jadoon, senior vice president RCCI Mian Humayun Parvez, vice president Saboor Malik, Nadeem Khohar, Aqil Obaid and huge gathering of masses were also present there.

The lucky draws were announced through computerised systems in front of audience and live telephonic calls were made to winners informing them about their win. Speaking at the ceremony President RCCI Syed Asad Mashadi said that RCCI striving hard to maximise business activities and regain the pre-metro bus project momentum of such activities in the City.

He admired the patience of affected traders and ensured them that RCCI will take every possible step to restore businesses in the city.

He said that this was first time in the history of the country that a Chamber and trade associations collectively organising such a mega event for the city to provide chances to masses/ customer to win prizes through draws and offering lucrative discounts on all daily use items in the five major markets of Rawalpindi i.e Saddar, Commercial Market, China Market, Moti Bazar and Murree Road. He said that different other programme like kids show, fashion show, musical nights, face painting and other entertainment programmes are being planned in all markets. He said that many other business centers showing interest in the Rawal Shopping Festival and RCCI mulling to extend the date of the festival. It is worth to be mentioned that initially festival was from May 2 to May 10.

President RCCI announced winners names and coupon numbers Ikram coupon number 071410 won Umra Ticket while 6 lucky participants won bikes and other prizes were also announced through draws. The prizes will be distributed on mega draw at the end in which cars will also be given through lucky draws, he said.