Independence Day celebrated at Lok Virsa

Special activities included an exhibition of artisans-at-work and cake cutting ceremony of Pakistan’s birthday


Our Correspondent August 15, 2017
Special activities included an exhibition of artisans-at-work and cake cutting ceremony of Pakistan’s birthday. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) celebrated the independence day of Pakistan in a befitting manner at the Heritage Museum, Shakarparian.

Special activities organised by Lok Virsa on 14th August included an exhibition of artisans-at-work, cake cutting ceremony of Pakistan’s birthday and a special ceremony which featured a number of live colorful performances including famous milli naghmas, Kalam-e-Iqbal, folk songs, folk dances a special play on Pakistan.

Milli Naghma ‘mein bhi Pakistan hun tu bhi Pakistan hai’, Kalam-e-Iqbal ‘Khudi ka sere nehan..’, folk songs ‘dane pe dana, ‘sami meri war mein wari’, ‘bi bi sherini’ and mystic song ‘pat lal meri’ presented on the occasion by children attired in traditional costumes.

Senator Rubina Khalid was the chief guest, and performed the ribbon cutting and cake cutting ceremony.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2017.

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