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January 13, 2018

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Lok Virsa to hold ‘Craft is knowledge’ programme on Monday

Lok Virsa to hold ‘Craft is knowledge’ programme on Monday

Islamabad : National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) would organise ‘Craft is Knowledge’ programme on January 15 at Museum Hall.

The theme of this month’s Craft is Knowledge programme is ‘Traditional Art of Weaving.’ The programme aimed to promote folk crafts, to revive some of the traditional skills and raise awareness about the craft heritage of Pakistan among the younger generation.

The programme in this regard would be on traditional art of weaving: Engagement with Artisans. The opening ceremony of the programme would be held at Heritage Museum. Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed, senior officials of Lok Virsa and a large number of children would attend the opening ceremony of the programme. We want the maximum number of children to learn about traditional arts, which is important for safeguarding folk cultures and their history, Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr Fouzia Saeed said.

She said 40 students and children aged 6 to 14 years, studying in various schools and colleges are working under the administrative control of Federal Directorate of Education (FDE), would participate in the pottery making training.

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