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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...

  • Lok Mela concludes

    ISLAMABAD: Folk artists, musicians and folk dance groups were honoured with cash awards and mobile phones at a colourful closing ceremony of Lok Mela held at Shakarparian on Saturday...

    ”Earlier in her speech, Lok Virsa’s executive director Dr...

  • The lit fest comes to Lok Virsa

    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 venue at a local hotel...

    Other sessions to look out for include ‘What’s Liberal about the Liberal Arts?’; ‘Swat: Transition from Tribal System to State to Pakistan’; ‘Baloch Literature and Society’ and...

  • 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 Sujag launches websites for districts

    LAHORE: Lok Sujag, a non-profit organisation, has developed websites that focus on the events of districts...

    “We have started from Sahiwal and Faisalabad and plan to add eight more districts in the coming months,” Tauqeer Mustafa, Lok Sujag’s executive director, said at the launch of websites of Sahiwal and Faisalabad on Friday...

  • 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...

    Lok Virsa Executive Director said the event was arranged specifically for the 200th birth anniversary of the founder of the Ba’hai faith...

  • 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...

  • 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...

    Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said the initiative was launched especially for young children...

  • Kashmiri musical night hosted during Lok Mela

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa hosted a Kashmiri musical night featuring local folk songs on Thursday at the Open Air Theatre as part of the ten-day Lok Mela...

    Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said Kashmiri music reflects the rich heritage and cultural legacy of Kashmir...

  • 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...

  • Lok Mela concludes with Pashto musical evening

    ISLAMABAD: The 10-day Lok Mela concluded at Lok Virsa on Sunday with a grand, Pashto musical evening...

    An awards ceremony was held on Saturday, in which awards sponsored by the Pakistan Baitul Mal in terms of financial assistance were distributed among artisans, artists, dancers and musicians based on the recommendations of a jury constituted by Lok Virsa...

  • 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...

  • Constitution Day celebrated during Lok Mela

    ISLAMABAD: Lok Virsa celebrated Constitution Day on Sunday during the third day of the annual Lok Mela at the Open Air Theatre with live performances and songs from across Pakistan...

    This drew a lot of children, who kept asking their parents what they were doing...

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