Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

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Located on the offside, between Okara und Faisalabad, 45 Minutes eastward of Harappa.

100 % EXPERIENCE OF RURAL LIFE IN THE PUNJAB,- A PROGRAMME OF ABSOLUTE CONTRASTS !


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Fingre Dolls



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With love from Kasur


A stall in the outer courtyard of Bulleh Shah’s shrine with sacred ritual items like mannat ke karay (ritual wish bracelets) rings and pamplets with Bulleh Shah's poetry. Bulleh Shah practiced the Sufi tradition of Punjabi poetry established by poets like Shah Hussain, Sultan Bahu, and Shah Sharaf. Dawn

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German connections

Some people live for others. Three honorable German ladies have been living in Pakistan and working to make the life of others better. People of Pakistan passionately recognize the services of these honorable ladies.
 
 
 
Prof. Dr. Annemarie Schimmel (April 7, 1922 - January 26, 2003) was a well known and very influential German scholar who wrote over 500 books and left deep impression on the people of Pakistan.
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Thatta Kedona Artisans



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Village cleanliness drive


Social Welfare Department and the DCO Okara has started a useful initiative at Union Council level to create awareness about the cleanliness of villages in the district. The purpose is to create awareness and urge villagers to clean the living environment on self help bases. The best clean house was to get a while flag from DCO.

 

A meeting was also held in DCO office where Anjuman-e-Falahe Ama – registered NGO from village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka was invited. Mr Waryam and farooq Ahmed from NGO attended the meeting. In Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka, the spanking house of Aslam got the reward of the flag in January 2013.

Best thing is that distinct administration also urged people living along the road leading to village to clean their environs.

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Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka - Star of the Punjab


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Development of Housing Concepts


By Dr. Norbert Pintsch and Ghayyoor Obaid
Extreme Housing

A pre-condition for development of future-oriented housing concepts is the capability to be open and to question what is currently available.
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Social Development Patterns


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Hunza Doll

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Thatta Kedona Summer School

Monika and Sophie

On June 21, 2008, the adventure of this year’s summer school started for three women from TGD, Shama Bibi, Sarvat Bibi, and Meraj Bibi and their teachers Monika (arts and handicrafts) and Sophie Kuppler (English). Unfortunately, in the last moment three of the originally six participants had to stay at home due to family problems. After 25 hours of sitting in the car they arrived at the guesthouse in Altit, Hunza where they stayed for 18 nights. The days were filled with learning English, enhancing handicraft skills, especially in pottery and doll making, cooking, and playing games.


For learning English the women were separated into two groups. One of them already knew some English and a school book was used to enhance her reading, speaking and writing skills. The other two women did never visit a school and thus never learned to read or write. In their lessons most weight was put on being able to communicate with the volunteers coming to teach handicrafts.
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Rural Travels

Strong travel movements characterize our times. The infrastructure, good connections by land, water and air make travel easy and suggest that everything is easily available everywhere. The values of the traditional culture however are increasingly forgotten in this scenario, although it is these values, which give the city dweller – the local one as well as foreigners a new outlook and possibilities to show off people and places. Which is why it is recomded tha conveniences of city life be transfered to villages.

Tourists, visitors an travelers, for example to the Punjabi village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka are best recommended to leave back their city ideas and thereby become more open for understanding the rural life and its rich, traditional culture. If the come with urban attitudes, the visitors will start pitying the village dwellers for the deficient possibilities. Currently the villagers there do not need gymnastic studios like the city dwellers, the dusty path from one village to another is sufficient for walking practice instead of taking rounds in an oval stadium, and so on.
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Dolls from Thatta Kedona in Vienna


Vienna: Dr.Senta Siller - the initiator of the unique self help project in the village Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka - with Mrs. Eva Zeman, a member of the Austro-Pakistan Society.

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With Love From the Toy Village

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One Baby One Tree


Readers here at Thatta Kedona are familiar with beautiful tradition of one child one tree being practice here since a decade. AFA presents one fruit tree on the birth of a baby and one flower tree on a wedding. Results: almost every household in Thatta Kedona has a fruit and flower tree in their yards. And it looks so good. 
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Housing Philosophy

By Dr. Norbert Pintsch
 
We have already discussed and illustrated Technology and Economy in connection with extreme housing in in parts 1 and 2. Here we discuss the area of Philosophy and the Religion in order to complete the whole picture.

First of all a note on, perhaps surprising, aspects of Religion:
  1. The basis of thinking of believers as well as non-believers is identical. If non-believers are of the opinion, they are free of religious limitations and think clearly on scientific lines, so this shows actually their incapacity to admit the influence of religion on our way of thinking.
  2. One should accept this fact in order to understand the errors in the usual way of thinking, giving a shocking dimension to the usual concepts of finding problem solutions.
  3. In western systems, one is inclined in religious matters to make a comparison between bananas and Neem-tree, i.e. one compares, what is actually incomparable, e.g. a religion with a total life system. One can only compare in order to recognize the differences and after that again separate, because the incomparability becomes apparent,- a continuously changing process which should be quite clear.
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Doll's House

Doll's House appeared in Friday Times, April 9-15, '99 issue

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