ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): The National Institute of Folk and
Traditional Heritage Lok Virsa has organized training classes for children (7 14 years of age) in “Traditional Pottery Making” started here on October 3.
The programme has arranged under Lok Virsa’s ongoing Craft of the Month popular programme series in collaboration with Federal Directorate of Education.
The programme aimed to promoting indigenous folk crafts,
reviving dying traditional skills and inculcating knowledge among the younger generation, particularly children about the rich craft heritage of Pakistan.
Master artisans in pottery making (including blue pottery)
from different parts of the country will demonstrate their skills and teach craft making techniques to children for a week daily from 10 am to 5 pm at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum.
Executive Director, Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed said
“Pakistani children has a great potential to learn knowledge about craft heritage of Pakistan. Here we also saw little boys who were equally keen to gain information about the Pottery Making techniques.
“It also encourages youth to value dignity of labour, foster
ownership for their culture, create respect for different professions and character building. It helped understand the contribution of artisans in the sustainable development of their community and country at large” she added.
A large number of youth, students, teachers, craft lovers and
people belonging to other walks of life thronged the event.
“Traditional Pottery Making” programme will continue till