Lok Virsa for promotion of local handicrafts


ISLAMABAD, Sep 25 (APP): National Institute of Folk and
Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has tried its level best to provide
a platform for the handicrafts to keep them alive.
Executive director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed told APP that
craft of the month is one part of our struggle to promote
“We are trying to highlight the real value of these crafts and
want to see this profession flourishing,” she said.
She said that Lok Virsa not only took this initial step of
promoting handicrafts but also formulated a market for them at
country level.
She said that visitors buy these handicrafts from Lok Virsa
and show their eagerness to meet and promote these craftsmen.
Dr. Fouzia said that few crafts which are alive are only
because of the love of craftsmen and the fact is that it is the only
bread earning source for many people.