Lok Virsa to hold session on Folklore of Rajhistan tomorrow

ISLAMABAD, Apr 10 (APP):National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa will hold a session of its fortnightly series Lok Baithak “Focusing Folklore of Rajhistan” here on April 11 to highlight various aspects of cultural heritage from different regions.
The main purpose of the program is to revive the traditional informal sittings of the traditional and rural communities as these Lok Baithaks were multifaceted and used to serve the multiple purposes of associationalism, companionship, entertainment, social cohesion, knowledge sharing, creation of disciplinarian and organizational spirit, and above all hub of promotion of art and culture in the general communities.
This program is open to the people of all age groups and multiple ethnicities in the style that they themselves are the speakers and listeners with the Lok Virsa as regulator and facilitator only.
Participants are encouraged and allowed to bring their musical instruments and artifacts they specialize in.
They are motivated to share the values, knowledge, wisdom, stories, songs, tales, fables, epics, jokes, traditional games, riddles etc. overall everything falling within the domain of folklore of their respective regions. Amateur singers and musicians among them sing and play music.
In the session, culture experts will explore Rajhistani folklore. Dileep Doshi a social activist and columnist from Tharparkar would talk about the folklore of Rajhistani community.
Zubaida Bhirwani, a writer and social activist on the rights of indigenous people would also enlighten audience about the subject while Muhammad Younus – a Rajhistani folk singer would enthrall audience with melodious folk songs and tunes from Rajhistan.