The Pashtun students of Government College University (GCU) Lahore held different colourful activities including cultural walks, traditional dance “Attan” and cultural nights 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 from the clock tower to the university’s main gate.  A large number of students representing different provinces participated in the walk to promote unity within the several cultures of Pakistan.

The cultural night was marked by 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 dispels prejudicial views.

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Arsalan Haider is a reporter at Academia Mag and has worked with leading national dailies and news channels. He tweets @arsalanhaider14

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