Cultural Day Celebration
 

STUDENT WEEK CELEBRATION AT MUBARIKA CAMPUS

November, 15 2012

The primary school children of Mubarika Campus put together a colourful, charismatic cultural event depicting the regional and cultural attributes of the Pakistani people. Students were dressed in traditional clothing representing Pakistan’s’ cultural fashion.

The vibrant, energy fuelled event started with girls coming onstage adorning customary Punjabi dresses with¬†parandas¬†(Punjabi braided hair accessory), while and showing off traditional clay pots used in villages for storing water for drinking. The Punjabi girls were then followed by a short drama parody. The drama mimicked the life of a traditional Punjabi couple - how farmers work in the field and how they later unwind in the village, by smoking a hookah. It showed a farmer’s wife bringing him homemade food while he is working hard in the field. The drama promoted regional language and culture.

After the drama performance, students showed off costumes and dresses from other provinces of Pakistan. Children displayed Balochi, Kashmiri, Sindhi and NWFP dresses. Categorically different groups of students came onstage displaying the fun fancy dresses, danced and celebrated the cheery cultural day at Mubarika Campus.

At the end, students portrayed how people from the West dress up. Along with that, the show ended with the national anthem and a speech by a guest, praising them and the teachers for their effort in putting together a brilliant performance, and encouraging them to hold more events such as these for the future.

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Saroop Soofi is a sculptor artist by profession and a graduate of National College of Arts. She was one of the guests attending the cultural day at Mubarika Campus and she shared her thoughts, “It was an enriching experience; I got to know how these children are struggling in their daily life to earn an education. I found out how they are fighting problems every day, it was inspiring. These kids should be given more exposure, which can be helped through donations. If this coming generation has education, exposure and is literate, they will be better equipped to face all sorts of challenges.”