Celebrations of Jashan-e-Baharan are being held in Lahore from March 5 to 12 under the auspices of the Information & Culture department and the district administration. Commissioner Lahore Ch Muhammad Ali Randhawa will supervise activities of this festival including the security of different events.
While giving details of the famous spring festival, Addl Secretary I&C Department Ms Nazia Jabeen said that Jashan-e-Baharan is being celebrated at the divisional level in which various events will be organized by I&C department, district administration, MCL & PHA, Walled City of Lahore Project, Punjab Sports Boards and NCA. The events include sports, cultural activities, tourism, music, bird and pet show and fireworks, she added and mentioned that the canals and main highways in Lahore will be beautifully decorated and illuminated.
She further said that Punjabi folk music performances, Sufi festival, lights and sound show, ghazal festival, painting exhibition, women's mushaira, classical music program, comedy mushaira, musical gala, Sadhe 14th August and mehfil-e-sama programs will be held to provide an opportunity to the people to enjoy healthy outdoor and indoor recreational activities.
Nazia Jabeen encouraged the citizens to fully enjoy the activities and added that the marathon race and cycling competitions will also be held. Children, women, differently abled persons and athletes will participate in the marathon race. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sahir Ali Baga and other singers will present music shows, she added. There will also be a mehfil-e-sama and an exhibition of flowers and Chinioti furniture will also be held. On March 8, there will be special events related to International Women's Day while a laser light and sound show will be arranged by WCLA. Similarly, an attractive cultural floats parade will be held as well while more than seven thousand students will participate in the special torch march arranged by Government College University Lahore. Additionally, a food mela will also be organized, concluded the additional secretary.