Basant Festival

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Subject: How Basant Festival Affect The Pakistani Culture:

Attached in my report “Is Basant festival celebrated or not” which you requested on 15 April. The report represents recommendations for the celebration of Basant festival in Pakistan. This proposal recommends that by taking some precautionary measures Basant festival should be celebrated in parks or in open grounds just for 2 days.

Table of contents:
Chapter: 1
1. Introduction…………………………………………………………… 1 2. Background…………………………………………………………… 1 i) Basant (Jashn-e-Baharaan) in Pakistan…………………………… 1 ii) Purpose………………………………………………………….… 2 iii) Hypothesis……………………………………………………….... 2 iv) Effects on social life…………………………………………….… 3 v) Delimitations……………………………………………………… 3 vi) Limitations………………………………………………………... 3

Chapter: 2
1. Findings. ……………………………………………………………… 4 i) Necessity of basant festival……………………………………….. 4 ii) Bar graph………………………………………………………..… 5

Chapter: 3
1. Conclusion……………………………………………………………. 6 2. Recommendations…………………………………………………….. 6 3. References……………………………………………….…………..... 6 4. Interview………………………………………………….…..……..... 7

Appendix:1
1. Questionnaire………………………………………………………… 9

Appendix: 2
2. Total number of responses per question…………………………….. 11

Chapter: 1 1 Introduction:
This report is based on basant festival; which was celebrated in different areas of Punjab. From last 3-4 years this festival has been banned. Background:
Over past few years innocent children are dying due to accidents caused by kite flying. Razor sharp strings used for flying kites cut throats of motor cycle riders. Children fall from roofs while flying kites so the government called the ban on these basant activities and this festival that caused the unemployment of many poor people who worked in kite making industry. Our research is about getting the idea from people whether they want this festival to be celebrated or not and to know about the situation of unemployed people by the ban of basant. Basant (Jashn-e-Baharaan) in (Pakistan)

The festival is limited in its celebrations in Pakistan. Instead, the celebrations of spring known as 'Jashn-e-baharaan' in Urdu, are carried on in the entire country for almost a month. Basant, in particular, is celebrated in eastern Punjab especially Lahore. Lahore being the historic capital of Punjab celebrates Basant with a lot of vigour and enthusiasm. Although traditionally it was a festival confined to the old-walled city it has spread all throughout the city. Other cities in which Basant is mainly celebrated are Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Jhelum, Kasur, Sialkot and Rawalpindi/Islamabad.

2 Basant is celebrated with great joy in Lahore, as Daily Times, a Pakistani Newspaper states: "There a lot of rush at kite shops, especially in old Lahore as children and middle-aged men gathered to purchase their favouritecoloured kites and string. Rehan, an intermediate student said ...the festival was part of the city’s culture, adding that a number of special dishes were also prepared for the occasion. He said this year, however, people would only be flying kites. Arsalan, a resident of the Walled City, said Basant was the event of colors and lights, adding that a number of people in his area had installed lights at their residences. He said “the dance of kites in lights” would be visible to everyone who would look up at the sky".[8] It was for many years officially backed by the government and sponsored by multinational...
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