Lok Virsa in its effort to promote folk music introduced a four month course at its premises. During the short period of time, coaching in various musical instruments like Rubab, Bansuri, and Harmonium, In addition basic classes in singing were also offered to get young people to learn folk songs. this was the first set of classes offered in Lok Virsa on the demand of several of our visitors.

Please join us in a brief graduation of a total of ten students who finished the course and see them perform. We should encourage those who take out time from their busy schedule and satisfy their yearning to get into folk music. We also want to acknowledge our Ustads who have been teaching them.

The graduating ceremony of the music course which will be held on May 26, 2017 at 5:30PM at Mai Bhagi Hall, Lok Virsa. Ten students will be passing out from the course, and will perform. The event will come to an end with certificate distribution.

After Eid we will announce our next courses, however you can begin to register now and save a place for your. We will be offering Rubab, Saroz and flute. We will see what the interest of the people is.

Dear All,

Take a look at the schedule of upcoming events in the month MAY 2017. Mark the dates and join us accordingly.

Saturday, 29th April 2017
Mandwa-“Sher Khan”, Bahar Begum would be the Chief Guest

Time: 3PM

Saturday, 6th May 2017
Timing: 10AM – 10PM
EUROVILLAGE – by European Union Delegation

Purpose is to raise awareness amongst the people of Islamabad about the European Union. There will be fifteen stalls of different European countries giving information about culture. Musical Concert at the open air theatre at: 4PM-11PM

Saturday, 6th May 2017
Mandwa – “Lakhon Main Aik” , Mustafa Qureshi would be the Chief Guest

Time: 3PM

Sunday, 7th May 2017
Open Mic Special at Open Air Theatre

Best artists from the talent hunt so far will perform.
Time:4:30PM to 6PM

Sunday,7th May 2017
Diamer Culture Show at Open Air Theatre

Time:7PM to 11PM

Tuesday, 9th May 2017
Press Briefing: Formal opening of “Rahat” at Lok Virsa

Saturday, 20th May 2017
Sada-e-Sufi at Museum Hall

Time: 5PM-10PM
(Ticketed event by Ibtida)

Friday, 5th May to Thursday, 25th May 2017
Lok Virsa Team in Balochistan for Talent Hunt in collaboration with Balochistan Government

Wednesday,19th May 2017
Time: 6:30PM
Opening and Inaugural Ceremony of Hazara Diorama at Heritage Museum

Dear all,

Lok Virsa’s annual 10-day Mela concluded successfully and peacefully. We broke all past records of visitor satisfaction, sales of artisans and revenue from entry tickets. The feedback from the visitors was that this was more organized than the past festivals. I would like to thank provincial governments, many volunteers, well-wishers and media friends for their support.

The Mela Concerts were live streamed during the 10 days of Mela, however, we will be repeating the footage of these concerts every day for those who missed these vibrant programmes. Every day we will repeatedly air 3 concerts in a loop, so you can watch at your convenience. These will be aired at night also for our international viewers. You are welcome to inform your friends and relatives abroad.


A rough schedule of the programmes aired daily is attached.

This three-day schedule will be repeated twice in the coming week. Be sure to take some time out and enjoy the shows.

(This sequence will be repeated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday also)

Dr. Fouzia Saeed
Executive Director
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.

Fouzia Saeed.