MAILING LIST OF CHUGHTAI MUSEUM;
TIME TO UPDATE THINGS FOR FUTURE;
YOUR ENDURING COOPERATION THERE;
REVISE ADD YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS.
Our first mailing list was created in 1976. Information Officer at USIS and the Director American Centre Lahore, helped us in revising our first mailings. From time to time we kept revising it, and at one time it went to 2000 cards posted from us. All visitors volunteered their address and these were added to the list. But times change.
Many people die, many go away to other places. In Pakistan there is no formula for people to leave their new addresses. Inevitable cards get lost, or returned to us. Nowadays sending a printed card is a high cost process, not only in printing the same, the cost of envelopes, the higher postal stamps, or courier charges. And a newer thing that cards get stolen by post offices for stamps on them, reflecting the present pitiable economic circumstances, literally of the post people. This wastage can be avoided with update lists.
Our process is not sending invitations by email or by phone call. We like to send you something which can be kept as a record and here too we give you a catalogue, and for many years printed brochures of our research. We also had times when we invited international scholars from abroad to lecture on the Art of Chughtai. Higher costs have made that venture of seating 500 people, giving air tickets to foreigners and their stay at a five star hotel, literally impossible. Obviously any non commercial organization will run out of their liquid reserves.
We like to keep sending you invitation cards. Cooperate with us by sending us your name and full address, no other information is required by us. Our priority is you being an art lover, and not part of that crowd which goes to destroy the tranquility of any function, rather than enhancing it. Interesting feature is that instead of art lovers, we get more of those kinds of people, who are at the roots of cultural terrorism in the country. Yes you must have heard of all kinds of terrorisms, but these are times of high signs of people encoding themselves to undo our ideology in Culture as well as the Arts. These people fear Ideology more than other things prevailing in our country. We are not only an Islamic country, we are not a religious country based on the outdated concept of same. Our thoughts are Iqballian, that is the reconstruction of religious thought in Islam, and we consider in light of thinking scholars of Islam as a challenge to Religion. It is not a relation between Allah and humanity, but a code of life, prescribed by Allah for the welfare of humanity.
WELCOME TO PAKISTAN OF DR ALLAMA IQBAL;
WELCOME TO PAKISTAN OF OUR QUAID-E-AZAM.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF CHUGHTAI ART!
A PLACE OF IDEOLOGY NOT MERE GEOGRAPHY.