Lok Virsa organizes colorful programmes on eve of Int’l Museum Day

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ISLAMABAD, May 18 (APP): Lok Virsa in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education on Thursday organized special programmes to mark International Museum Day on Thursday.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed speaking on the
occasion said that the Museum day was observed with an aim to
highlight the importance of Museums in today’s modern world.
The programmes were started with Children artisans-at-work
exhibition and children folk painting contest on topic of “Museum is
My Home” here at Heritage Museum.
The folk music artists also presented live folk music and
entertained the participants.
Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed also distributed
prizes among the winners of the folk painting contest.
She said that the fascinating thing about the Heritage Museum
Lok Virsa is that it presents history and living traditions of the
people of Pakistan both from the main stream and the remotest
regions of the country.
Dr. Fouzia said that Lok Virsa arranged special programmes to
highlight the importance of museum.
She said that the primary purpose of the museum is to educate
and edify present and future generations of Pakistan and to create
a treasure house for the nation more valuable than the vault of any
bank in the world.
“Most museum in Pakistan are archaeological which are a
throwback from colonial times,” she said, adding that the Heritage
Museum is the first state museum of ethnology in Pakistan
which presents the history and living traditions of the people of
Pakistan both from the mainstream and the remotest regions of the
country.