Not from the Elite but from the Street

Today, i received the very best award this World can offer me. A profound recognition that comes not from the Elite but from the Street- my name on a placard in a rally for this year’s Mother Language Day in Lahore.

But that is not all. It adds my name to a list of women who have had a deep impact on me through their art- Nasreen Anjum Bhatti, Amrita Pritam, Sara Shagufta, Amrita Sher-Gil. Wow.

International mother Language Day
Nasreen Anjum Bhatti’s language Punjabi
Amrita Pritam  Punjabi
Sara Shagufta Punjabi
Amrita Sher-Gil Punjabi
Fauzia Rafique Punjabi
Punjab Lok Sangat Lahore / WDF Lahore

Ramsha Ashraf with Naveed Alam and Waqas Ahmad Shahbaz; Ayesha Ahmad in the first photo.

And the cherry on top? The placard is propped up by activists i love and respect. How sweet can it get? Happiness and contentment on the International Mother Language Day 2020.
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