Komal Dar brings you everything you need to know about Kuch Jaan Lo - an organization that is dedicated to promoting Pakistani art, culture and literature:
Pakistan is without a doubt a beautiful country endowed with assets which are nothing less than the “Koh-i- Noor”. From the remarkable folktales, rich literature, traditions and practices, it is a land which speaks wonders. This is the land of Waris Shah, Bulleh Shah, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Manto, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahab, to name a few. There is an allure, not only with the language but with the soil a well which produces people gifted with heaps of talent.
Over the years we have seen many organizations take up charge and work on the culture of Pakistan and without a doubt, they have done good work. Well done guys!! But this team of students, yes, students, has probably outdone itself. Kuch Jaan Lo! What can be a better name of an organization which aims to promote the art, culture and literature of Pakistan! The CEO of Kuch Jaan Lo!, Abdul Basit is a student of Forman Christian College and an English Literature major. His vision was to create a team of people who would put an effort to rejuvenate the dying art of Pakistan. With that in mind, he organized his first event “Remembering Manto” in the halls of FC College. After the success of that event, Kuch Jaan Lo! went on to work on other writers of Pakistan, including Noon Meem Rashid and Ahmed Faraz.
They also organize “Silsal-e- Parhant” where readers take the stage and read stories, poetries, dramas and letters of well-known writers. The overall atmosphere is very sophisticated, humbling and intriguing. It captures your attention and absorbs you. Kuch Jaan Lo! is diverse in nature. Their USB is their creativity and the execution of events which they do exceptionally. They aren’t sticking to one thing, like some organizations. They are incorporating writings, theatre, music, exhibitions and more to reach their goal.
They take the time to do their research and invite people who have literary backgrounds, and take an interest in communicating their ideas to the audiences and shed light on the life of the writers, poets and artists. One of the best thing about this organization is that it doesn’t hesitate when it comes to the reality of things, for example, Manto Sahab. Their event “Ek Shaam Manto Kay Naam” had perhaps one of the best discussions on the life of Manto, the changes he went through during partition, emotionally and mentally.
Over time, this is perhaps one of the best rising organizations I have seen over the years. Now their upcoming event is their participation in the Dachi Exhibition, where Kuch Jaan Lo! will be presenting cultural artifacts and goods. Let’s wish them the best of luck and hope to see them develop new ideas!!