Lahooti Melo, an annual cause-based festival, held in Sindh with plans of being held at Mehran University in Jamshoro in 2020, has been postponed.
The festival had a dedicated theme #EcoNotEgo and had specialized speakers as well as panels on the subject. Apart from the cause, it was set to showcase beautiful poetry, art, dance, music, and culture with performances from the likes of SomeWhatSuper, Fahim Allan Fakir, Fareed Ayaz and Abu Mohammad Qawwals, Sanam Marvi, Suahee Abro and many others.
However, due to severe climate Pakistan is experiencing including Sindh, the dates have been moved and the Lahooti Melo has been postponed
Noted a press statement from Lahooti Melo organizers: “Unfortunately due to unforeseen affects of climate change that we are experiencing in form of a very harsh winter in Jamshoro and prediction of rainfall we have decided to postpone Lahooti Melo 2020.”
The statement added, “Even though our team was fully prepared to welcome you all on the 17th of Jan, it was getting extremely tough for the labourers to carry on their tasks. We feel that we should not risk the health and well-being of our workers, speakers and attendees. Our team has worked immensely hard to bring you the best line up of performers and speakers based on our theme ‘Eco, Not Ego’, so we hope for your cooperation.”
Lahooti Melo 2020 will be held next month instead of this week that is on the 14, 15 and 16 of February.