Lok Virsa to promote Balochistan, G-B cultures

Develops a three-year strategy to promote traditional cultural heritage of the country


APP July 20, 2017
Develops a three-year strategy to promote traditional cultural heritage of the country. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has developed a three-year strategy to promote traditional cultural heritage of the country.

Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed told the media that Lok Virsa was focusing to engage ethnic communities and develop a cultural identity among youth. However, she said: "Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) were our top priority and we have worked very closely with children and youth of Balochistan and G-B.”

Describing public response to each initiative as superb, she said that they were closely with the provinces.

Highlighting the projects of current year, she said that craft of the month, where folk crafts were taught, attracted 15,000 children and expressed hope to set a trend in schools for inviting master artisans.

"Our summer camp for children introduced the young ones to various Pakistani languages. So far we have covered Wakhi, Balochi, Sindhi, Pashto and children summer art camp in Brahvi and Punjabi languages in full swing."

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2017.

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