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Mud Houses Owners Project of the NGO AFA in TGD

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Since 2000, Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka NGO (AFA) has been holding quality of life competition under the Preservation of Cultural Heritages Program where prizes are awarded to house owners for specially interesting details on mud buildings. This has been a great way to slow the spread of brick housing and also to retain the traditional mud housing to give the visitors an impression of life rural Punjab. The program was redesigned in 2009 and certain mud houses in the village were selected to receive financial help, through donations from friendly architects, for repairs after two extended monsoon rain periods. This year Professor Mansoor Durrani (from Punjab University) was the chief guest in the award ceremony. Here are the images from award ceremony this year.

Caption: Mr Farooq / AFA (NGO), Dr. Norbert Pintsch and Architect Professor Mansoor Durrani (from Punjab University) with Mud House Owner

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ Monday, March 10, 2014,

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