LAHORE: Tourism, Archaeology, and Museums Department Punjab and TDCP (Tourism Development Corporation Punjab), in collaboration with the Punjab government organised a special event under ‘Lahore Aey’ Festival.
The festival started on Monday with the inauguration conducted by Punjab Tourism Secretary Muhammad Asif Bilal Lodhi, here. The event witnessed the participation of esteemed officials, including the Managing Director of Tourism Development Corporation Punjab, Humaira Ikram, among other dignitaries.
Various stalls were set up to enhance public enjoyment, featuring displays from TDCP ITHM, the Directorate of Archaeology, Tevta, Punjab Small Industries, and numerous other exhibitors, showcasing their respective works. Highlighting Punjab's rich history, six distinct pavilions were erected to depict different eras, such as the Indus Valley Civilisation, the Sikh period, the Mughal era, the British Raj, and Modern Punjab, presented through captivating screenings.
To cater to attendees comfort and culinary delights, a variety of traditional and contemporary food stalls were available. Children were fascinated by puppet and magic shows, followed by an iconic presentation of Pakistan's history in the form of Minar-e-Pakistan, crafted as a memorable story for both children and adults alike. A special drama titled ‘Anarkali’ was also presented. The performance by artiste Saeen Zahoor left all participants enchanted. The event continued until 10pm.
Secretary of Tourism, Archaeology, and Museums Department, Asif Bilal Lodhi, expressed commitment to continuously collaborate with the Punjab government, ensuring ongoing recreational opportunities for the general public.
Secretary emphasised that the event, extending until November 24, will feature diverse dramas, storytelling sessions, and Sufi performances, catering to both children and adults, offering a fresh perspective on history and culture.