The Pothohar Association is pleased to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a major project recording the history of Pothoharis from their journey from Pothohar via India and/or East Africa to being one of the most successful minority communities in the UK today.
This project will explore our roots and record the successes of our community and the role that the Association has played in spurring the community to work for the good of all.
We have partnered with the University of Wolverhampton and Digital Works to implement this project which will produce a documentary and exhibition in time for the 75th anniversary of Partition in 2022.
Pothoharis are highly resilient as a cultural group; having a rich history spanning 5,000 years. The project will examine the contribution of Pothoharis to the UK over the last century. Members of the Community survived both Indian Partition and expulsion from various East African countries to today playing an integral role in British society from serving in the House of Lords; the Judiciary; major charities and businesses.
Please do send us any interesting anecdotes you have, any memorabilia will be useful for the digital exhibition. The project is of historical importance for generations to come and your support will be vital to the success of the project.
Please do speak to younger members of your families to consider volunteering for the project. We will be providing training in interview skills and film-making.
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