Set against the facade of the beautiful Margalla Hills, Islamabad is a city of scenic sunsets and stunning skies. It is a perfect city to be in if you are somebody who loves nature and wants to be at peace. But sometimes, the quietness that lingers in the air may induce a feeling of loneliness, making us crave social interaction.
Two years ago in the foothills of Margalla Hills, a group of young people got together and created Din Dhalay (which translates to Sunsets). The idea was to hold occasional gatherings for pop up galleries, art therapy sessions and open mics over board games and street food in order to bring people together, encourage social inclusion and have fun.
Getting inspired by the idea, Din Dhalay’s little events were arranged in Karachi too, where people came together in the evenings to have intellectual conversations.
This Saturday, Din Dhalay will be collaborating with NOWPDP which is a disability inclusion initiative working in the areas of education and economic empowerment. The concept behind the collaboration is to host a storytelling session conducted by people with disabilities.
The attendees become a part of these sessions on a voluntarily basis since there is no fee charged at entry. Moreover, some of them come along with snacks, board games and decorations in order to make the sessions more interactive.