The Lahore Arts Council’s three-day storytelling festival “Dastan-e-Lahore” concluded at the Alhamra Arts Center, Mall road. The audience praises the effort put into this amazing event.
The renowned storyteller Badar Khan on the first day of the festival narrated the tale of Hazrat Ameer Khusro and claimed that his writings had always been the catalyst for social reform.
On the second day of the festival, Badar Khan delivered the Dastan-e-Manto to renowned novelist Saadat Hasan Manto. Manto is a key figure in Urdu literature; the goal of distributing his works to the public was to expose the younger generation to the various facets of society shown in his writings.
The audience was captivated for a third day in a row when Dastan Lahore, a presentation on the city of Lahore, was delivered on the third and final day of the festival.
Executive director Alhamra Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi gave a heartfelt thank you to everyone for making the festival a success.
He added that our goal was to make this art accessible to everyone, but particularly to the younger generation.
Renowned storyteller Badar Khan said that narrating stories and people coming to listen to them is an expression of the fact that this art is valued even in today’s times.