A group of about 50 children belonging to the marginalised communities of Sindh, Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) visited Lok Virsa here Saturday to get cultural education. Their visit to the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage was coordinated by the Children’s Global Network (CGN), a non-governmental organisation working in different parts of Pakistan.
He said the children of remote areas do not get opportunities to engage in cultural exchange. The disconnect from social and cultural reality can result in raising adults who may not possess a true relationship with their society and have any realistic appreciation of its values, he added.
The children took keen interest in ethnological collections at the museum mainly the “hall of antiquity and continuity” that has displays of various civilizations such as Mehargarh, Moenjodaro, Gandhara and Harrappa.
They also visited the hall of musical heritage and the hall of ballads and romances.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 17th, 2011.