CELEBRATING AND OWNING THE CITY OF KARACHI

30 Reasons Karachi is Creative   A series of around 30 thrilling activities will be conducted across the city by I AM KARACHI’s partner organizations from the 17th-25th of March, 2016, lastly concluding in the annual I AM KARACHI DAY festival – a unique celebration of Karachi and the efforts of its civil society – with a grand award ceremony for Karachi’s local heroes is to be held at the Frere Hall on the 26th of March. In the lead up to the second Annual IAMKARACHIDAY in a unique celebration of the power of citizenship, thousands of residents from across Karachi including people from, Lyari, Nazimabad, Saddar, Sultanabad, Orangi, Gadap Town, Machar Colony and Sea View will participate in I AM KARACHI’S week long drive to boost social innovation and a partaking approach to urban development. The long drive includes the participation of volunteer groups who will lead activities which include live street theater performances, sports tournaments, peace building sessions, diversity seminars and the popular wall paintings that have already given Karachi a face lift. During the week, students, business leaders, photographers and teachers will meet residents of various neighborhoods in order to gain a better understanding of their needs and concerns – exemplifying I AM KARACHI’s ethos that dialogue is essential in order to develop a fused civic identity. President of I AM KARACHI, Mr. Jameel Yusuf S.St. said that there has been an immense support from various civil society groups for this case, “It is the generosity and goodwill of the people that comprises the true spirit of the city. Karachi is one of the most philanthropic cities of the country for that reason and with I AM KARACHI day, we are tapping into that positivity and to be able to mobilize together as concerned, compassionate and caring citizens.”   IAMKARACHIDAY is a celebration of the city and part of a larger city-wide movement that aims to indoctrinate hope, pride and ownership in the citizens of Karachi by retrieving public spaces through sports, arts, culture and dialogues. In an unparalleled display of support and in recognition of the importance of civil society in making Karachi great again, The Commissioner, Karachi Division, last year declared I AM KARACHI DAY as an official day to be celebrated annually.

 

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