Basant and Spring, a heady combination despite basant and particularly kite-flying becoming a much polarized yearly event, the seasonal festival celebrations at the Defence Authority Country & Golf Club on Sunday saw family and friends gather together to celebrate the Basant & Spring Gala 2016 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 as quickly as it comes knocking and the Karachi weather was at its best. The Gala was designed in a way to make basant celebrations safer for people. The management provided kite string that was safe to handle and would not result in serious injuries. A fancy dress competition was also arranged, as well as a singing and cooking competitions. There were a variety of food stalls, where children and adults alike enjoyed eating delicious food.
There were also several stalls solely dedicated for women to shop around at. From ajrak suits, home-made jewellery as well as mehndi stalls, there was enough variety to keep families busy throughout the day. The Basant & Spring Gala 2016 saw families step away from their usual routines and spend time together.