The Pashtun students of Government College University Lahore on Tuesday held different colorful activities including cultural walk, traditional dance “Attan” and cultural night to create awareness of the Pashtun culture and their vibrant traditions.
The Pashtun Culture Day celebrations, held under the auspices of GCU Society for Cultural and Heritage (SOCH), were marked by the beating of drums, Rubab, Tabla and flute playing performances, and the traditional Pashtun dance known as “Attan” and dressed up in traditional Pashtun attire.
The day-long celebrations began with a cultural walk led by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi form the clock tower to the university’s main gate. A large numbers of students representing different provinces participated in the walk to promote unity within the several cultures of Pakistan.
The cultural night was marked musical performances. Mr. Azam Khan Wazir, Senior General Manager SNGPL Lahore, was the chief guest at the cultural night.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Zaidi said that GCU is a mini-Pakistan which is full of students from a wide range of diverse cultures, from Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Balochis to Pashtun. He said celebrating our cultural diversity is paramount as it promotes awareness, unity and dispel prejudicial views.