70th Independence Day celebrations commenced at Lok Virsa

ISLAMABAD, Aug 1 (APP): The seventy-year celebrations of the Independence Day of Pakistan started here at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Tuesday.
The celebrations were started with a colourful performances including milli naghmas (National Songs), special plays, folk songs and folk dances, all presented by children in traditional costumes.
The children artists presented National songs “dil dil Pakistan” and “her leza ah momin ki shan”, Brahvi folk song “dane pe dana”, Punjabi folk song “lai beh qadran nal yari te tut gait arak ker ke” and “lathe de chadar” and a special play on the rights of children with focus on the independence celebrations.
Chairman, Press Council of Pakistan Dr. Salahuddin Mengal, who is also Chairman of Brahvi Academy Pakistan graced the event as chief guest.
In his address, Dr. Mengal commended the efforts of Lok Virsa for promoting and projecting the traditional culture of Pakistan in such a beautiful way.
Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director, Lok Virsa said “We are proud to hold the first event of the seventy-year independence celebrations of the country”.
She said that special programmes of Lok Virsa under the series of 70 years independence celebrations will be held from August 10 to August 14 with special activities like cake cutting, exhibition of artisans-at-work, live folk musical performances and several other attractions.
Senior member of Lok Virsa Board of Governors from Gilgit Baltistan Taqi Akhundzada was also attended the ceremony.
A large number of people from various walks of life including children and youth, teachers, educationists, etc. also participated in the event and enjoyed the thrilling performances presented by children.