Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Golden Jubilee Events - Jashn-e-Baharan Festival

A two-day Spring Festival got underway here in Islamabad on Saturday, offering a wide array of amusement programmes to the excursion-minded families. 

MassComm Solutions in has arranged multi-coloured programmes to celebrate “Jashn-e-Baharan” festival to provide entertainment of the people. This sparkling event is being organized by Art and Craft Village in collaboration with CDA as part of CDA Golden Jubliee celebrations.

The festival 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. A large number of families from the twin cities arrived at the Art and Craft Village to spend a fun-filled evening, thus catching a few hours away from the drudgery of daily life.

Chairman CDA Imtiaz Inayat Elahi was the chief guest on the occasion. He said that the Jashn-e-Baharan event is being organised with the objective that the Art Village becomes self-sustaining and the money generated is reinvested in the further development of the village. He said that CDA will continue to provide financial support to the project till the Village becomes self sustainable.

“This is an innovative idea which can lead further to safe Basant celebrations in future”, said Parveen Malik, Member of Management Committee of Pothohari Art & Craft Village and President Indus Heritage.
She said the Art & Craft Village is the culmination of a vision jointly shared by the CDA and the Indus Heritage. Renowned artists performed on the occasion while other activities included puppet and magic show, folk dances and musical programs, which were thoroughly enjoyed by kids as well as elders.

During the programs, it was observed that a group of folk artists clad in traditional dresses were well motivated to promote culture of the country.

Hundreds of children participated with enthusiasm in events like magic show, hand painting, and drumbeats.
Location: Potohari-The Art & Craft Village,Islamabad

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