Lok Virsa organizes show to recall cultural identity


ISLAMABAD, Feb 3 (APP):The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) Saturday organized a show to recall “cultural identity and spaces, promoting pluralism.”
The event was attended by Member of the National Assembly Ramesh Kumar, film producer Syed Noor, film star Sahira Kazmi, known writer I.A Rehman, journalist Mujahid Brahelvi, Farooq Qaiser (Uncle Sargam), artist Saleema Hashmi, Director Federal Directorate of Education Hasnat Qureshi, and Singer Arieb Azhar, who also spoke on the occasion.
They highly appreciated Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed for making efforts to promote of cultural heritage of the country. They noted that Lok Virsa had become a hub of cultural events.
Dr Fouzia Saeed on the occasion said Lok Virsa was mandated to preserve, document and promote the cultural heritage of Pakistan. She as its head made efforts to create a sense of ownership among regional cultures as well as minority communities to develope international linkages, besides infrastructure development at the premises to its financial streamlining, she added.
She claimed that today Lok Virsa was a vibrant hub of cultural activities with hundreds of people visiting it every day. Now the focus would be on the promotion of the country’s folk heritage, which would create more space for expressing diversity within culture, asserting cultural autonomy and dignity as well as contributing towards a stronger democracy and nation, she added.
Later, folk artists Krishan Lal Bheel, Muskan, Mehar Anjum, Taimour Afghani, Moiz, and Niazi boys (famous song of Tufail Niazi) folk child singer, Waseem Sakhi, Salman Adil and Dr Taimur performed at show and got big applause from the audience.