Pakistan’s first ever Music Festival for Children and Families was organized by Roshan Rahain in Lahore. Roshan Rahain is a non-profit organization working to highlight the importance of teaching children using various forms of art including music. The festival was held at Ali Institute of Education, one of the festival partners, and received an overwhelming response, with over 700 attendees including children, teachers and families.

The main objective of the festival was to integrate music with learning, which was achieved successfully through carefully planned workshops covering various topics such as Introduction to Mosiqi and Mosiqar for the Sub-Continent, History of Singing and Listening to Qawwali and How To Set Up a Recording Studio from Scratch. Teachers and parents also attended the workshops with their children and thoroughly enjoyed the unique experience. The workshops were held by festival partner, Dheere Bolo.

Schools which attended the festival included House Of Juniors, Allied School, Crescent Model School, LFS, The Educators, DPS, IKL, Lahore Garrison, Mohsin Public School, KIPS, Qurban Public High School, Faridia Public High School, SOS Village, Rukshana Foundation, King David Music Academy, Unique School, Beacon House, Govt. Girls Model School and TNS.

CEO/Director of Roshan Rahain, Shaigan Azhar said, “The idea behind organizing the Music Festival was to introduce the concept of integrating music with learning skills of children, we worked very hard to put together series of musical workshops which were engaging and yet fun to attend. We will be bringing more innovative projects for children and families alike”.

Published in Young Nation magazine on February 18, 2017