A day at the fair... By Masroor
28 January, 2013
Funfairs and festivals not only provide entertainment but are also a source of information and knowledge in one way or the other. I say this on the basis of my own personal experience recently when I visited a posh club in Lahore where a funfair was in progress. Families, including young girls and children, were coming there in pretty large numbers to have a picnic sort of outing while braving the cold weather. There were a couple of stalls selling handicrafts, one was disseminating information about handicapped children, another was offering trendy jewelry items while the next one was displaying some innovative technology-based imported products. There were also a number of stalls selling food items. The stall displaying innovative technology-based imported products was also drawing its share of visitors, mainly men, who seemed interested in knowing about the latest developments, especially when it comes to lowering fuel consumption. The visitors were being provided leaflets about all the products on display including all manner of equipment that promises to lessen fuel consumption of vehicles in this day and age of inflationary prices and recession.
I had my share of entertainment, knowledge and information after taking a couple of rounds of all the stalls. By the time I returned to my residence in WAPDA Town, I felt the experience of going to the funfair as being worth it. Besides much needed entertainment, now I knew more about Pakistani handicrafts, how I can contribute towards improving the lot of handicapped children and how I can embrace technology that allows for lesser fuel consumption. My advice to fellow citizens is to never miss a chance to visit any funfair or festival, no matter how much you have to travel.