Lok Virsa contributes in restoration of cultural heritage

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ISLAMABAD, May 30 (APP): Lok Virsa research and publication centre had Published over 200 books on various facts of folklore and cultural heritage covering all regions of the country.

While talking to APP, Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said Lok Virsa has the mandate to document traditional heritage at the regional, district and sub-district level.

She said “Lok Virsa research and publication centre conducts field surveys and active village to village recordings of folk traditions. It conducts and commissions research in all sub-fields of folk and traditional heritage like oral traditions (folk songs, romantic folktales, nursery rhymes; etc), children games, celebrations at birth and weddings and others.”

“It publishes books on various facts of Pakistani folklore and cultural heritage covering all provinces and regions of Pakistan. Books are produced in series such as folk songs, folk tales, folk romances. epics, folk entertainment, folk poetry, Sufi poetry, cultural information, cultural surveys, folk classics, oral traditions and rare reprints,” she told.

“Here we produce books in series such as folk songs, folk tales, folk romances. epics, folk entertainment, folk poetry, Sufi poetry, cultural information, cultural surveys, folk classics, oral traditions and rare reprints are present in the library that continues to serve students, researchers and scholars in connection with their research work on cultural heritage of Pakistan, she said.”

It would not be unjust to call Lok Virsa the cultural storehouse of literature pertaining to Pakistani traditions.