Thatta Kedona

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Solar Energy bringing light to doll making girls


There was a big event, another milestone, in Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka on 24 November 2016: to celebrate the distribution of small solar systems, donated by the Government of Punjab. Thanks to the personal interest of the Chief Minister of Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif.


This donation was the result of an early October meeting between Dr. Norbert Pintsch and the CM Punjab. This meeting was followed by another meeting between the Secretary Energy Punjab Dr. Asad Gilani and Mr. Pintsch, which resulted in the donation of 70 solar power units for domestic use.


The MoU between the Secretary Energy Punjab Dr. Asad Gilani and the representatives of NGO Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama was signed at the Energy Secretariat Punjab on the 11 November 2016. This signing ceremony was hosted by Dr. Asad Gilani and was attended by a number of dignitaries, inducing the DCO Okara Mr. Socrat Aman Rana and district directors, representing the Social Welfare and Environment departments Okara.
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Thatta Kedona” shines at Daachi Arts and Crafts Exhibition

A three day grand cultural event ended successfully on Monday, 14th of November at Lahore Grande, after celebrating the rich and colourful Pakistani culture for three full days. Daachi Arts and Crafts Exhibition took place from 12th to 14th November and was organised by Daachi Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, which was established in Lahore in 2010 and aims to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Pakistan. The theme this year was “sustainable Lifestyle”.


There were dozens of stalls, where exhibitors presented the vast variety of their handmade objects ranging from carpets, shawls, clothes, bags and shoes to wall hangings, decoration pieces, salt lamps and recycled paper.

“Thatta Kedona” - a project of Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama based in the village “Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka”, District Okara, was one of the most prominent exhibitors at this exhibition. Amidst the clay pots, truck art themed souvenirs, handmade jewelry, bags and clothes, “Thatta Kedona” was presenting its colourful village toys, including stuffed dolls adorned in traditional clothes, adorable little earrings with tiny traditional dolls hanging from them, and similar miniature finger puppets and pencil holders.

Farzana Zahoor, representing “Thatta Kedona” told that the participation at this festival was a big success for the project. She said that the visitors were not only interested in different types of ethnic dolls but also in tin toys such as mini rikshaws and mini trucks.


Daachi Foundation is successfully promoting the rich Pakistani heritage, the incredible talent of the indigenous craftsmen and their remarkable local crafts. “Thatta Kedona” is looking forward to the next Daachi Exhibition, which will take place in April 2017.

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Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama active with craftspeople from village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka in Lahore

The dolls and handicrafts project “Thatta Kedona” from the village Thatta Ghulamka Dhiroka in Okara district recently exhibited their products at a three-day handicrafts exhibition at Old Tollinton Market in Lahore. This exclusive exhibition was organised from 21st of October till 23rd of October 2016 by a non-profit company AHAN (Aik Hunar Aik Nagar), which was established back in 2007 to support rural based micro and small handicrafts enterprises.


Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama craftspeople successfully displayed colourful hand-made toys, camels, bracelets, keyrings, bookmarks and above all famous and beautiful ethnic dolls. A large number of visitors were attracted to the “Thatta Kedona” stall. Farzana Zahoor and Farooq Ahmad, who were representing the Dolls Village at the “Thatta Kedona” stall, told that they were able to sell a large number of items at the exhibition and that their participation at this exhibition was also commercially a big success.
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