ISLAMABAD, Sep 9 (APP): The 5-day training programme in traditional truck art organized by National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) concluded here at Shakarparian on Friday.
It was part of the series of programmes that Lok Virsa is currently holding under the title “Craft of the Month” with a major objective to promote traditional skills, giving knowledge to young generation about the importance and utility of different crafts.
Executive Director Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed Said while talking to APP, “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 truck art techniques.”
While announcing next programme she told “Our next programme is “Traditional Pottery Making” from 3-9 October, 2016.In which Master artisans in the field of pottery from all over Pakistan will be invited to coach children at Islamabad for a week.”
Seventy students/children from the schools running under the administrative control of Federal Directorate of Education, Directorate General for Special Education and children of the visitors to Heritage Museum participated in the program and learnt craft making techniques from master trainers/artisans between September 5-9, 2016 at the beautiful surroundings of the Heritage Museum.
Master artisans Habib ur Rehman said “it was a unique experience for me to teach craft making techniques to children. They were keen to know each and everything involved in the process. They have even given me ideas and suggestions how can I make new innovations in my profession I tried to transfer my knowledge to them in an interactive manner”.
A student Hansa, said “I enjoyed learning this beautiful craft from my trainer. He was very nice and loving in providing details. I asked my mother to buy some material for me so
that I can practice truck art at home”.
The venue of Heritage Museum was decorated with beautiful truck art items and related accessories.