Saturday, April 10, 2010

Golden Jubilee Events - Jashn-e-Baharan Today

Two-day Jashn-e-Baharan festival will be inaugurated today (Saturday) at Pothohari Arts and Crafts village, Shakarpariyan, as part of CDA golden jubilee celebrations.

The festival will be celebrated after a long gap due to law and order situation. It includes art and craft exhibitions, shopping stalls, kite flying, food stalls, traditional swings, drum beating competition, live music, magic show, pony ride, face painting and puppet show.

The first of its kind festival is likely to attract thousands of participants from twin cities and adjacent areas providing them an opportunity of out door entertainment especially to the families. The Jashn-e-Baharan event is being planned with the objective that the Arts Village becomes self-sustaining and the money generated is reinvested in the further development of the village. CDA will continue to provide financial support to the project till the Village becomes self-sustainable. Kite flying will be arranged by the management inside the venue, There will be ban on use of metal wire. This is an innovative idea, which can lead further for safe Basant celebrations in future, said Parveen Malik, Member Of Management Committee of Potohari Arts & Crafts Village and President Indus Heritage.

She said the Arts & Crafts Village is the culmination of a vision jointly shared by the CDA and the Indus Heritage Trust.

This concept projects a rich heritage culture of the country, which is as old as human civilisation itself; The `Village’ is the forerunner of similar outlets throughout the country that will provide a snapshot of the cultural identity of the nation. CDA and Islamabad Police jointly will make tight security arrangements for this event.

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