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Dear All,
We are very pleased to announce an exciting schedule of events for July and August 2017. Take a look now and please mark the dates.


Regards,
Lok Virsa.

Dear All,

Encouraged by the tremendous success of the first two summer camps held in 2015 & 2016, the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is pleased to announce its “Children Summer Camp 2017 in Punjabi and Brahvi Languages”. It will take place from 5th to 31st July 2017 at the beautiful surrounding of Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian.

While appreciating the diversity of Pakistan, the summer camp aims at providing an orientation to children (age 6-12 years) about the language, poetry, crafts, music and festivals of both these communities. It also aims at creating ownership among children regarding Pakistan’s languages and cultural heritage. It will also reaffirm our identity of being multi-cultural and pluralistic country.

The children will learn at least 15 sentences and additional vocabulary in Punjabi and Brahvi languages. During the classes scheduled between 10 am to 1 pm (Monday to Friday), the children will also interact with master artisans, folk artists, folk musicians, story tellers and cultural personalities in order to get them acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.


The children will also be provided an opportunity to visit various national museums during the summer camp. Lok Virsa will provide teaching material and lunch to the participating children at its own.

Registrations are open. Interested parents can enroll their children through

email: ddmuseumlokvirsa@gmail.com,
phone # 051-9249200
or
cell # 0300-5204755.

Registration fee is Rs. 2,000/- per child (non-refundable). The information required is as under:


Name of child:
Father/Mother’s name:
Age:
Complete address:
Cell # :


Partner for Brahvi language is Brahvi Academy Pakistan.

Regards,
Lok Virsa.

Dear All,
Our nation is very talented and Lok virsa wants to facilitate bringing out good singers. We want to reclaim our creative spaces and bring back creative expression into our lives.

All those who think they have the talent of singing can contact us. Every Thursday a Committee will have auditions at 5PM at Lok Virsa and every Sunday there will be an open performance of those accepted in the auditions by Lok Khaba, Lok Virsa’s food court. The others can come to encourage these amature artists.

Ms Naeem Fatima is the coordinator for the program.
Read the announcement below for contact details and share it with institutions or individuals who can post this in their circles of friends. Help us spread the word please.

Regards,
Fouzia Saeed.

Dear All,
When I joined Lok Virsa, about a year and a half ago, we only had employees from Punjab and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa. Over the last year I have tried hard to search for young candidates to be inducted from other province. To get good candidates from Balochistan has been a challenge as it is difficult to get people to move to Islamabad on such low renumeration, However, I am happy to share that we now have six young professionals from Balochistan at Lok Virsa, providing thier services for various jobs.

Abdullah Baloch, the head of the Culture Department, Balochistan Government, visted us yesterday and was so happy when I introduced him to these young professionals. He said, “This was a dream for me. I had been associated with Lok virsa for over three decades and always wanted to see bright people from Balochistan here and now it has come true.” He thanked me for being true to my claim that Balochistan and GB were my priority. I am sharing a picture of Abdullah Baloch with young professionals from Balochistan who are providing thier services as internal auditor, PRO, store keeper of the museum, Media program executive, Electrical Engineer and ethnomusicologist.

I would also like to share that we have 5 young professionals from GB who are providing thier services to Lok Virsa as head of Media, head of accounts, cameraman and two in the Museum. This diversity is already changing the environment of the Institute and influencing, positively, the programs of lok virsa. I strongly beleive that for it to be a true ‘National’ Institute, it has to have the voices of all the provinces. We continue to work on achieving that balance!

Best Regards,
Fouzia Saeed

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