Lok Lay 2017 Dedicated to Dr Martha Farrell
Date: 18-19 March 2017
Lok Lay is a cultural festival of dance and music organised by ABSSS, a partner working with MFF in KBC. For nearly four decades, ABSSS and its tireless founder, Gopal Bhai, have been organising Loklay to protect, promote and preserve the rich musical and dance heritage of the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA has played a stellar role in supporting and promoting Lok Lay.
In February 2015, Dr Martha Farrell attended Lok Lay and she encouraged all the artistes in her address to the audience. Unfortunately, in May 2015 she was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Lok Lay could unfortunately not be held in 2016.) The 2017 edition of Lok Lay (on 18 and 19 March) has been dedicated to her memory, remembering her dauntless spirit. Martha started first ever workshop on sexual harassment at workplace with students and faculty of Gramodaya University in Chitrakoot two years ago.