Lok Mela: Festival kicks off from tomorrow

More than 500 artisans and artists from all parts of the country will take part in the festival.


Our Correspondent April 11, 2013
People in a camel suit, along with other performers, dance at the concluding day of Lok Mela. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD:


The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) will hold its annual “Lok Mela” from April 12 to April 21 at Garden Avenue, Shakarparian.


Minister for Religious Affairs, National Harmony, Heritage and Integration Shahzada Jamal Nazir, will inaugurate the festival at 4pm. The festival would feature artisans-at-work exhibition, provincial cultural pavilions, folkloric songs and dance ensembles, rural musicians, public organisations and NGOs, general assembly of craftspeople, traditional cuisine, exotic craft bazaar, inaugural and award ceremonies and many other attractions.

More than 500 artisans and artists from all parts of the country will take part in the festival, bringing with them their creativity in arts, crafts and innovation. The festival would serve to disseminate the dynamic creativity of our countryside and to give rural folk a pride in their identity.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2013.

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