Lahore (HRNW)- For the first time in the history of the Lahore Arts council ,“Women Festiva’’ them as “Women: Ambassador of peace”in connection with international women day held at Alhamra on Sunday in collaboration with Black Box Sounds.
First Lady of Pakistan Ms Samina Alvi was the chief guest of the closing ceremony of the festival .on the occasion , she said that I congratulate the organizer for holding this eventand commemorating the day in a befitting manner, she said more that our women are blessed with enormous capabilities. Today we pay tribute to our brave women,who exhibited their extraordinary talent in various fields to create a society that values respect, tolerance and human dignity.
Founder Serwer Foundation Perveen Serwer was the guest of honor on the inaugural session of first Alhamra Women Festival 2020. Chairperson Board of Governor Moneeza Hashmi Welcomed the chief guest and thanked “Black Box Sounds” for their collaboration and said that our women are playing vibrant and active role in the society and need to be acknowledged for their contribution. Ms Hashmi stated that undoubtedly Pakistani women are a symbol of commitment, honesty, bravery and vigour.
On the occasion, Founder Server Foundation Perveen Server said that government was highly committed to empower women legally, economically, financially and socially at grassroots levels, today women in Pakistan were playing vital role in education and health sectors. She emphasized the need for educating the young boys and girls on life skill based education in order to ensure that they could take informed decisions for their lives in future. She said that The Pakistani women are playing undeniable important and active role in every discipline of life to form an ideal society,
The inaugural session were attended by the US Consulate General Lahore Catherine Rodriguez, Member Punjab Assembly Sadia Sohail Rana, renowned fiction writer Arfa Zuhra and others.
Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Alhamra Athar Ali Khan said that the best arrangements were made to make the Women’s Festival a success, that such positive activity will be promoted in the future. He said that the festival aimed to pay tribute to the social, cultural , achievements of Pakistani women.This initiative was taken by the first female chairperson of the board of governors,Lahore Arts Council Mneeza Hashmi . The purpose of the festival would be to celebrate women’s contribution in Pakistani society , said Ms, Hashmi and her contribution in the peace process all over the world.This event highlighted the contributions of our young women .
In Women festival , there were many panel discussion and talk sessions like “Blurring the boundaries: Women’s role in peace building through political harmony”, “Promoting tolerance through media”, “sports and empowered women”, “promoting the culture of tolerance through Dailoure”, “Society and the gilr child; gender dynamics” and “Economic empowerment : A journey of perseverance” . A theatrical performance by Azad Theatre and open mic music performances by students of different universities were also the part of the festival . Different food and handicraft stalls displayed in the burney garden.