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  • Lok Virsa to live stream annual Lok Mela

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa will be live streaming its annual folk festival titled ‘Lok Mela’ so that people across the country and overseas Pakistanis have an opportunity to know more about their cultural heritage...

    Making the announcement during a media briefing on Thursday, Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said that the four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir will be represented in the Lok Mela, which...

  • Pakistan Monument, Lok Virsa declared smoke-free zones

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) on Monday declared the Pakistan Monument and the Lok Virsa Complex ‘tobacco smoke-free zones’...

    ”Ministry’s decision brings number of no-smoking public places in capital to 214While discussing the burden of tobacco use, the minister said Pakistan is among fifteen countries in the world with a heavy burden of tobacco-related ill health...

  • The lit fest comes to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The city’s fourth literature festival, which begins on Friday, April 15, will not only pay tribute to renowned literary figures, but also younger and regional writers from across Pakistan...

    Oxford University Press Managing Director Ameena Saiyid told a press conference on Thursday that this year’s Islamabad Literature Festival (ILF) would feature over 100 authors and will be held at the Lok Virsa, instead of the usual...

  • Lok Virsa opens Bali Jatti Rooftop Theatre with musical tribute to Reshma

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa held a musical evening on Sunday to celebrate the reopening of its rooftop theatre, named Bali Jatti Theatre in honour of the theatre artist...

    Famous performances were screened before the audience in the first part of the programme, and Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed spoke about Bali Jatti’s professional life, her style of singing and her personal life...

  • Lok Virsa holds children’s mela

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa has started a new program titled ‘Children Lok Mela’ for “harnessing culture with education” in collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)...

    Some 2,000 students from various FDE-run schools attended the Children Lok Mela at which FDE Director General Hasnat Qureshi and Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed were the chief guests...

  • 70th Independence Day celebrations begin in Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The 70th Independence Day celebrations started at Lok Virsa with a colourful ceremony featuring special plays, folk songs and dance performances on Tuesday...

    The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) organised the ceremony in collaboration with Brahvi Academy Pakistan and the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE)...

  • Lok Virsa celebrates Ba’hai faith

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa and the Ba’hai community on Friday marked the 200th birth anniversay of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Ba’hai faith, with colourful musical performances that carried messages of love and tolerance...

    “Being equal citizens of Pakistan, the government will empower them to use their abilities for national development,” she said, adding that the government’s policies were geared towards harmony and cohesion between...

  • Dara screened at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: A production of the British National Theatre and an adaptation of Ajoka Theatre’s most popular play, Dara, was screened at Lok Virsa on Saturday night...

    His younger brother, Prince Aurangzeb, was a totalitarian warlord and fundamentalist with an ideology using war and religion to usurp the more liberal and popular Dara in a power grab for the control of the land that make up the present India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and...

  • Truck artwork training begins at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Monday launched a series of programmes titled “Craft is knowledge” with an aim to revive some of the traditional skills and raise awareness about the craft heritage of Pakistan among the younger generation...

    As the truck art is exclusively done in Pakistan, it was decided to create awareness among the young generation about it...

  • Lok Virsa launches programme to digitise National Sound, Video Library

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa on Tuesday launched a programme to digitise and organise its National Sound and Video Library in collaboration with the United States-based Smithsonian Institution and the Interactive Resource Centre (IRC) in Lahore...

    Launched during a press briefing, the programme would strengthen Lok Virsa’s archives and research programme...

  • International Museum Day observed at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa celebrated International Museum Day on Thursday with a folk music event and a painting contest in an effort to highlight the importance of museums and their role in the betterment of society...

    The event at Lok Virsa included a children’s ‘Artisans-at-Work’ exhibition, a painting contest the theme for which was ‘Museum is My Home’ and live folk music performances by folk artists from around the country...

  • Basant Festival draws crowd to Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa, organised a one-day Basant Festival on its premises on Sunday, the last day of the chunri and kite making training programme...

    The six-day training programme in chunri (tie-dye) and kite making to mark Basant, was part of a series of programmes that Lok Virsa organised under the title of ‘Craft of the Month’...

  • 10-day folk mela opens at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa hosted the inaugural ceremony of its annual 10-day folk festival, popularly known as Lok Mela, in Shakarparian on Friday...

    He also presented a dastar (turban) to Sachu Khan who is a prominent saroz player...

  • Traditional Baloch music contest held at Lok Virsa

    ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) organised a Suroz (traditional Baloch music) competition during its ongoing folk festival (Lok Mela) at Shakarparian on Saturday...

    Executive director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed said Lok Virsa was a national institution established for the promotion and preservation of Pakistan’s folk and traditional heritage...

  • Children enthral Lok Virsa with folk songs

    ISLAMABAD: On the third day of Lok Virsa’s annual folk festival, child singers put on performances of their local, traditional songs at Garden Avenue in Shakarparian...

    Mr Shahid appreciated Lok Virsa’s efforts towards reviving the diverse traditions of the country and for giving children the opportunity to express and explore their creativity...

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