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Culture is a Basic Need

Dr Norbert Pintsch in Pakistan


2-7 Dec 2019

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Happy Birthday to Dr Senta Siller - Mother of Dolls of the World


On the eve of the birthday of Dr Senta Siller (17 November), volunteer from the former bazar "Handicraft from the World"/ Dolls from the World, with samples from Pakistan, Camerron, Colombia, a.s.o. which were several times in the Ethnological Museum in Vienna, around 2015; got together at Palace Wilhelminenberg Vienna. The discussed subjects of mutual interest like culture and preservation.

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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 12:13 PM, ,

Pakistan is a very attractive destination for tourism and a peaceful country: German artist Peter Hecht

"Before my trip to Pakistan, my friends had warned me, but despite all my fears, I decided to come to Pakistan. On my return, I will try to convey a positive image of Pakistan. "

Okara (Office Report) Pakistan is a very attractive country for tourism and it was a good decision to come to Pakistan. Pakistanis are very hospitable and hardworking. This is how the German artist, sculptor and musician Peter Hecht spoke to the delegation of journalists, who had come to visit the handicraft center in the village of Thatta Ghulamka near Okara.

The delegation included journalist and columnist Mazhar Rasheed Choudhry, senior journalist Rasheed Sajid and Choudhry Irfan Ejaz.

Peter Hecht, who resided for a month under the "Artists in Residence" program at Thatta Ghulamka, thanked the renowned broadcast journalist Amjad Ali and his staff.

Mr. Hecht has traveled through many countries. He mainly draws animals and birds. Mr. Hecht said that animals are a topic that interests all people. During his stay in the village he drew various birds and animals. As a trained farmer, he visited the livestock centers of the village and talked to the farmers about their problems.

He organized drawing workshops at various schools in the village and surrounding areas and worked with the children. Two such workshops were held at the Ahmad Jalal School Kids Campus in the city of Okara.

Peter Hecht was so taken with the hospitality and affection of the villagers that he had wet eyes when he thanked the villagers and said goodbye to them. He said he would want to come to this village one more time because he got so much love and affection he could not have imagined. He said that many of his compatriots had warned him against this trip and advised him not to travel because of poor security in Pakistan. But despite all fears, he decided to come to Pakistan and this decision proved to be the right one because he was received here with open arms.

Peter Hecht said he will try to convey a positive image of Pakistan on his return to Germany and persuade his friends and acquaintances to visit Pakistan as tourists.


(This article was published on March 30, 2019 in the newspaper "Aaftab" in Lahore)

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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 9:05 AM, ,

Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama Meet Up

Thatta Kedona founding members and senior German volunteers meet and discuss what to do next in the Toy Village whenever they can and wherever it is possible. 


On 13 June 2019, there was one such meeting in Nauen / Gross Behnitz. Amjad Ali, the President of Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama met Dr Senta SILLER, DGFK and Dr Norbert Pintsch, FBTC, FPAC and reminisced about the past, present and future of Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama back in Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka, Punjab, Pakistan.

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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 3:57 PM, ,

Artist-in-Residence program - a big success

The A-e-F-e-A (NGO) has taken a future-oriented path:

Artistic activity in the countryside, as a means for the promotion of a positive perception of projects, also for students as interested participants!


In cooperation with the DGFK and Cultura (two German NGOs), Peter Hecht, Draftsman, sculptor and musician, spent a month in TGD.
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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 11:26 AM, ,

Printing Allama Iqbal

In a meeting at Dabistan-e-Iqbal, Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch (senior German volunteer from DGFK) , Mr Anees Yaqoob, Iqbal Sallahud Din (grandson of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and himself a leading social entrepreneur) and Mr Auranzeb Suharwardi (lead management consultant) discussed various steps of the Iqbal printing project.


Dr Norbert, in addition to Allama Iqbal’s German connections, explained his wonderfully inspiring social sector developments project in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka near OKARA where he has initiated various activities and small projects.
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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 11:36 AM, ,

Visit of Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch

By Omar M. Ali

Spring visit of Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch, in Pakistan for the purpose of keeping in touch with people (Prof Dr Noor, S A J Shirazi, Prof Aamir Rafique, Arch Ghayyoor Obaid, Calligraphy and artist Anees Yaqub, Prof Dr Amir H. Malik, Prof Dr Rubeena, a.o.) and Institutions (PU, LSE, AFA, FPAC a.o.) always beings the plathora of activities in the Dolls Village and also in Lahore. Here are glimpses of some  of the activities:

Visit to the AFA project in TGD


Students of the Punjab University visited the village under the supervision of Prof Aamir Rafique.
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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 10:36 AM, ,

Village Project on Express News

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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 7:58 AM, ,

German Society for the Promotion of Culture


The German Society for the Promotion of Culture e. V. , short DGFK e. V., is a non-governmental organization that was registered in 1973 at the Register of Associations Berlin-Charlottenburg . The preparations for the club foundation had begun in 1972. Founding members were u. a. Andre Warner, Norbert Pintsch, [1] Wilhelm Koessl, Manoocher Firoozan ( Iran ), Billy Aparicio ( Bolivia ) and SK Lee ( Korea ).
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posted by Thatta Kedona @ 11:29 AM, ,

Building Practice over Time

By Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch, IPC, FPAC

Notes on building in rural areas, incl. historic preservation

The protection against the wrongs of nature has always been the topic of construction.- yesterday, today and probably tomorrow!

In non-industrialized times, one used the available resources of the respective environment. Due to growing population and concentration, resources were increasingly used up and destroyed.

In the micro-area of ​​construction, dwellings are created, in the eyes of the builders, for a long period of time. This period was reduced over the course of the century, because the rule was meant to be generational; the growing elite built its buildings for many generations - meanwhile it has been reduced to one generation.
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