Hyderabad Society of North Texas which is also known as HSNT was established in 1992 by a well-known community leader and physician, Dr. Basheer Ahmed and has been
a non-profit organization since 2006. The purpose of HSNT is to help the local DFW Hyderabadis get together to have fun and to keep our Hyderabadi culture alive.
It becomes all the more important for our children that they have awareness of our Hyderabadi roots, traditions, and culture and feel a sense of pride in it. Most of us have high regards for all that Hyderabad has to offer such as the excellent education provided by such schools and universities like the Osmania University, Rosary Convent, Little Flower, Saint Paul, All Saints, Mahbubia, and many more.
We also appreciate the humility, the soft spoken language, the tehzeeb or mannerisms, and the delicious cuisine that the people from the City of Pearls try to hang on to.
HSNT has two main get- together or events. The first one is a picnic during the spring season which is held at a local DFW park. This is an informal event which usually attracts 250 to 300 people. We enjoy kite flying, games for children of all ages, delicious food and music.
The second event of the year is a formal evening dinner which usually takes place in October or November with numerous forms of entertainment such as music, songs, comedy in our Hyderabadi lingo and of course, Hyderabadi cuisine. Last year we had qawalis which were enjoyed by many. We also get to enjoy wearing some of our traditional clothes such as Sherwin’s, etc.
These two events bring the new Hyderabadis in the community as well as the ones who have been residing here for decades to come together and socialize. We are thankful to all the HSNT members and the local businesses who support us with advertisements and articles for this magazine.
– Mohammed Hameed (President HSNT)