DHA is a dynamic and forward looking organization that provides best recreational, entertainment and enjoyment facilities for its residents, community and society at large. Such initiatives not only enriches the living environment but also goes a long way in promoting healthy and positive trends in society. Defence Authority Country and Golf Club located astride Gizri Creek overlooking the Arabian Sea was an exciting venue where families and friends got together to celebrate the Basant and Spring Gala 2017 amid much fanfare.
The festivities were as much an ode to the Basant festival as they were in celebration of Spring in Karachi which vanishes quickly as it comes knocking. The pleasant environment with gentle breezes blowing across the venue made the environment exhilarating. The unique feature of the Gala was that it was organized and designed in a manner as to make the Basant celebrations safer and enjoyable for people in its real essence. The Club management provided kite strings that were safe to handle and would not result in injuries. A fancy dress competition, as well as singing and cooking competitions added to the attraction and glamour of the event.
There were a variety of food stalls as well and also different exciting activities for the children which added to their joy. There were several stalls solely dedicated for women to shop around at. From ajrak suits, home-made jewellery as well as mehndi stalls, there were enough variety to keep the families busy and engaged. The event was immortalized in the minds of those children in particular who were taught the tricks of flying kites by their fathers.
Administrator DHA Brig Shahid Hassan Ali appreciated the meticulous and comprehensive arrangements made by the organizers that made the event truly memorable and an astounding success. The festival was a lively activity which provided an opportunity to the families to step away from their usual routines and to spend some joyous time together promoting positivity, healthy trends and social affinity within the community.