Art, culture bodies plan celebrations

Published: August 9, 2018
Art and culture bodies prepare for Independence day celebrations. PHOTO: ONLINE

Art and culture bodies prepare for Independence day celebrations. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: The federal capital’s leading art and cultural organisations have finalised preparations to celebrate Independence Day in a befitting manner on August 14.

Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Pakistan Academy of Letters, National Book Foundation, National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) will hold events of national level engaging youth in various activities. Exhibitions, cultural show, patriotic songs competitions, tableaus, skits and folk dances will be presented as a part of the cultural show at PNCA.

Colourful puppets will portray the history of the Pakistan Movement in the form of stories to grab the attention of the children and educate them about their history. The week-long programmes would focus on the freedom movement, heroes of the Pakistan Movement and the rich culture and traditions of Pakistan through performing arts.

PNCA National Performing Arts Group (NPAG) and China Shaanxi Yulin Coal Sea Art Group would jointly perform on August 14 at PNCA Auditorium. The Chinese artists would present Yangko Dance, Run Dance and Waist Drum performance of Northern Shaanxi province. Moreover, the Chinese artists will perform. Yangko Harvest Dance and Golden Snake Dance.  

Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2018.

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