Thatta Kedona

Culture is a Basic Need

Preservation of Gogera Heritage

Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Anjuman-e-Falah-e-Aama
in Co-Operation with
German Society for the Advancement of Culture
Special Report by S A J Shirazi
Preface
This report reviews the situation of the cultural heritage in Pakistan and in particular it focuses on Gogera Fort, gives inventory of the fort and proposals for its preservation as well as management. Part II of covers the poverty alleviation and self help activities of community based local NGO Anjuman-e-Fala-e-AAma working in cooperation with German Society for the Advancement of Culture (DGFK) in Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka – Punjabi village famous all over the world for dolls and toys made here and developments taking place in the process. The report also covers the details of some of the tourists’ attractions in the historic breadbasket of Pakistan around Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka. This part of the report should be read along with the map of the area.
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The 3L House Project

The 3L House Project is a combination of the fresh water project of NGO A.F.A. that includes the settlement of a landless family on the site.

Prof Dr Noor, Prof Dr Norbert Pintsch and Aamir Rafique (Secretary General AFA) in Lahore

The family receives as basic equipment, a one-room house, fresh water for personal needs, which is also to be used for the irrigation of the kitchen garden as well as for any other use as required (like small scale fish farming).

The 3L House Under Construction
At the same time, the house is protected by the presence of the family in the area.

The 3L Hose under construction
The 3L-House is a prototype with the dimension of 3 x 3 x 3 m, same like already existing in BNU and Peer Zada Cultural Complex, both located in Lahore.

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