Govt to organize 'Janobi Punjab Lok Virsa Mela' to promote handicrafts, culture of south Punjab

ISLAMABAD, Jul 14 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has started preparations for Independence Day celebrations, to be marked on August 14.

Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club will screen film ‘Jinnah’ on August 13 at Lok Virsa Media Center in order to pay tribute to Founder of the Nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed told APP.

‘Jinnah’ is a 1998 epic biographical film which follows the life of the Founder of the nation. It was directed by Jamil Dehlavi; and written by Akbar S. Ahmed and Jamil Dehlavi.

The film was released in 1998 in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

She said that on August 14, the museum will remain open from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm showcasing living cultural heritage and lifestyles of the people of the country.

A group of drummers (dholis) in traditional costumes will entertain the visitors throughout the day.

Special entertainment activities for children such as jumping castles, puppet show, magic show, juggling, local musical programme, food stalls would also be arranged.

Monument Museum at Shakarparian will also remain open for the public throughout the day.