Lahore—Pran Nevile, an eminent Indian writer and author of “Lahore – a sentimental journey” Tuesday said Lahore is still Lahore; the beauty, magic and charm of this great historical city would never die.
“Need-based developmental changes are not unnecessarily needed to be resisted or criticized, because they can’t change Lahore. This City is not merely its roads, buildings and bazars. It is its atmosphere, ambience, moods of joy and sorrow, madness and sadness, fun and excitement and above all its people who constitute its soul,” said the 94-year old writer while addressing a launch of the latest editions of his books “Carefree days” and “Lahore – a sentimental journey” at the Government College University Lahore.
Lahore Arts Council Chairman Kamran Lashari chaired the books’ unveiling ceremony which was also addressed by noted playwright Madeeha Gauhar, actress Feryal Ali Gauhar, artist Dr Ajaz Anwar, theatre and television director Shahid Mahmood Nadeem, political scientist Prof Dr Istiaq Ahmed and Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah.
When a student asked Pran Nevile to compare the existing and pre-partition Lahore, the writer says “you can’t compare the two beauties. I admire the present Lahore as much as you are admiring the 1930s Lahore. We must welcome and cherish the changes in lives.”