Culture show held in honor of Senior Citizen by Hamsafar Welfare Society Booni.
CHITRAL: To enthrall and recognize rights and importance of senior citizens Hamsafar Welfare Society (HWS) Booni celebrated Senior Citizen day at Qaghlasth green ground. A night musical concert and culture show was also held in a local hotel. While they had arranged different traditional matches among the senior citizens to engage them in physically exercise and social activities. Hence due to continue rain and sever cold weather tournament was postponed but they organized a culture show at the vast green slope ground of Qaghlasht. Small children and most senior citizens performed folk dance on the beating of drum and they enthralled very much. Early in the morning cabinet members of HWS patrolled the village with a band party who were beating drum and singing pipe for attraction the masses. They gathered in hospital square where youngest performed folk dance despite continue rain and sever cold weather as temperature was below freezing point. They gathered all senior citizens who carrying local hockey sticks and approached Qaghlasht the most vast green ground of the area.
There were different match’s competitions among the senior citizen but when they started football speedy rain wet the ground and they could not play any other match or to continue this one. Hence a culture show was held in the green ground of Qaghlasht consisting on thousands of Acres of land. Senior citizen as well as small children and youngest also performed folk dance on the beating of drum. Majority of senior citizen were present there and they were enjoying these colorful programs and activities. A senior citizen Ali Madad told this scribe that we are often being ignored by young generation but we thankful to Hamsafar welfare society who arranging such programs for our entertainment and enthrallment. A cabinet member of HWS said that we celebrating this day for the last 8 years only to create awareness among the young generation to respect their elders and to give an opportunity for enjoyment and participating in different traditional games where senior citizens fully participating. He said that on one hand we providing them opportunity for such beneficial and social activities while on the other hand we try to recognize their status in the society and to not ignored them by the youngest one. At last they were hosted traditional food. A large number of people belonging to all walks of life participated in this colorful event.
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