On 16thMay, Award winning photographer from Britain Ms. Maryam Wahid visited Makli and met with the mendicant communities living in the shadow of World Heritage Makli. Maryam was particularly interested in talking to women and taking their photographs for an exhibition she is dedicating to women of Pakistan.
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The trophy for World Habitat Award 2018 awarded to Pakistan Chulah was handed over by Mr.Victor Kisob, the Deputy Executive Director of UN Habitat to HE Mr. Syed Maroof, the Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan, who received it on behalf of Heritage Foundation.
The ceremony was part of UN Habitat World Convention held on 27thMay 2019 at Nairobi. The trophy will be brought to Pakistan by Mr. David Ireland, Executive Director, World Habitat, and presented at the international conference on Green Sustainable Architecture. The conference is being organized by INTBAU Pakistan in collaboration with INTBAU and World Habitat at Makli at Zero Carbon Cultural Centre (ZC3), in the vicinity of Makli World Heritage.
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5th May 2019 was the fourth Sunday when the activity was concluded before the advent of Ramazan.
During the four Sundays beginning from 5th April 2019, almost 100 volunteers, celebrities and dignitaries participated in cleaning the historic Denso Hall. For the occasion a permanent stage was built at the Napier Road corner and long banners streamed along heritage facades.
Beginning with removal of dust that had accumulated over several decades, along with graffiti and several layers of paint were scrubbed with organic reetha (soapnut) soap. The cleaning by artisans also continued and 6 facades out of 14 facades sponsored by Dawood Foundation have been cleaned. The removal of dust, dirt cement repairs and coats of paint has revealed the date of one of the buildings along with finely carved Ionic capitals and an elegant pediment.
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Barefoot Training Workshop for Category 9: Bicycle Brigade
The training workshops for Category 9 were held from 10th to 13th March. Altogether 24 young men from all eight villages participated.
Firstly, the HF staffs introduced themselves which was followed up by the session which briefed the instructions to the participants related to the safety and maintenance of the bicycles.
Moreover, different safety measures were demonstrated to the participants which included the checkup of the pressure of tires, pumping up the tires with air, checking brakes and brake levers before riding, and so on.
In addition, HF master trainers gave a demonstration for bicycle maintenance step by step. They made sure to teach the participants to clean and oil the bicycle chain, removing the dirt from the tires at the end of the day, checking the straightness of wheels, washing bicycle daily, etc.
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