National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) has announced to hold its annual ten-day folk festival (Lok Mela) from November 2.
This was announced by officials of Lok Virsa in Islamabad.
They said that the ten-day festival aims to revive endangered folk arts, crafts and music as well as to promote and safeguard traditional practitioners associated with Pakistan’s folk heritage.
The officials said hundreds of master artisans, folk artists, rural musicians and folk dancers from all over Pakistan including remote and far-flung regions would participate in the festival, bringing with them their creativity in arts, crafts and innovation and win recognition of their talent at a national level.
They said that the event has become a symbol of the federation’s recognition of and patronage to our rich cultural diversity and active participation of the people of Pakistan.