Gilgit Baltistan Mela to start from Nov 26 at Lok Virsa

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organize two-day Gilgit-Baltistan Mela and musical programme in connection with G-B Independence Day from Dogra regime.
The two-day cultural event would start from November 26 and continue till November 27.
Gilgit-Baltistan liberated from Dogra rule and declared its independence on November 1, 1947.
An official of Lok Virsa said that this day reminds us about the great efforts of our leaders and martyrs who played an important role for the independence of Gilgit Baltistan against Dogra Raj.
Folk artists and musicians attired in traditional costumes will perform giving a true reflection of the diverse culture and musical heritage of Gilgit Baltistan.
Historically, Gilgit Baltistan has been at the crossroads of various civilizations for centuries. It has a unique location and serves as a confluence for some of the world’s highest mountain ranges – the Pamirs, the Karakoram and the Hindukush.
The two-day G-B Mela will continue with all its festivities at Lok Virsa complex, Shakarparian till November 27. The festival timings are 11 am till 5 pm.