Wateen Telecom supports inaugural Lahore Literary Festival
Wateen Provides high-speed broadband WiFi and experiential kiosks at Alhamra Arts Complex
Lahore (DailyTimes / Thursday, February 14, 2013) – Wateen Telecom, Pakistan’s leading converged communications provider, is proud to announce its support for the first ever Lahore Literary Festival (LLF). The inaugural LLF, being held on February 23-24 at the Alhamra Arts Complex, aims to revive the Lahore spirit of art and creativity.
The annual event promises to be the first step in re-establishing Lahore as the cultural heartbeat of Pakistan and enriching the cultural experience of the city’s residents by creating an institutional platform for fostering and furthering Lahore’s literary traditions.
As part of its support for the festival and Lahore’s revival as Pakistan’s cultural capital, Wateen Telecom will be providing guests and visitors at the event with continuous high-speed wireless broadband.
As a further commitment to supporting the arts, Wateen permanently donate the necessary WiFi equipment to the Alhamra Arts Complex for continued future use. In addition, Wateen will be placing experiential kiosks specially designed for the Literary Festival at the venue.
The kiosks, known as ‘Freedom Booths’, include laptops fitted with web cameras through which visitors can express themselves on camera about their experiences at the Festival. The videos are then shared on social media, allowing a wider audience to gain insights into the event.
Commenting on Wateen’s involvement with the LLF, Naeem Zamindar, CEO Wateen Telecom, said, “The Lahore Literary Festival promises to be a great event, with some truly amazing delegates. We at Wateen wanted to demonstrate our support for this fantastic effort by ensuring that visitors to the Festival are able to live blog or Tweet or post pictures or even videos online, sharing their experiences with friends and loved ones across the country and the world at large.”
In addition to book readings and panel discussions, the Festival will also feature exhibitions, stalls, musical programs, and some amazing desi food. The two-day program includes book launches, exhibitions, readings, and panel discussions on Urdu and English literature. The event has already confirmed a wide range of prominent and renowned writers and authors from across the globe.