Lahore:Alaap – Change Through Arts (Peace Candle Vigil on June 14)

Please join us at the one-day launching activity of the launching of Alaap Lahore Festival of Arts (ALFA: The Beginning) on Saturday, June 14, 2008 at Lahore Arts Council, The Mall, Lahore. The symbolic activity shall give two memorable sessions including classical, folk, ghazzal and popular singing while Ustad Tafu (The legend Tabla Player) shall display his unbelievable command on the most difficult musical instrument. Concluding the activity, the families, artists and peace activists shall organize a Peace Rally/Candle Vigil titling “Light a Candle for Peace in Pakistan”.
 
Join us with your flames.
 
The Alaap Lahore Festival of Arts (ALFA: The Beginning) has been postponed until November-2008. It was scheduled on June 9-14, 2008 at Lahore Arts Council, The Mall, Lahore. As the first-ever City-Festival of Pakistan, the festival was cut short to 3-day after Danish Embassy bomb blasts and ensuing “excuse” from our two mature donors related to the embassies that decided to close their missions in Pakistan. The 3-day festival, however, could not be organize due to the immense blockage of roads of Lahore especially Mall Road on 11-12th of June.
The violence, uncertainty, panic and fear destroyed a finely matured and well-received peace initiative in Pakistan. Veteran peace activist of India, Kuldip Nayyer visited our office to light the Pak-India Peace Candle and Mahesh Bhatt, Inderjeet Imroze, Kamini Koshal, Dr. Sujjit Pattar, Kavita Doewbdi amongst a delegate of 73 Indian artists was humiliated and mentally tortured. Legendary personality, Inderjeet Imroze wanted to come to Lahore for the first time after partition. He had to launch the Painting Exhibition depicting the depth of Pakistani arts (Painting, sculptor, Calligraphy).
 
Join us on Saturday, June 14 at 5:00pm. Have a decent family entertainment and light a candle for peace in Pakistan. We will be looking forward to you. Please bring your candle with you.
 
Regards,
Shiraz Raj
Director

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