Artisans train students in stone carving

Islamabad—The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) is holding the next program under craft of the month series “Lacquer Art and Stone Carving from May 2 to 8. The purpose of the program is to create knowledge among youth about the rich craft heritage of Pakistan.
An official of National Institute told APP that masters artisans in these two craft fields would demonstrate their work and provided hands on training to children under age 7 to 14 years for a week at Heritage Museum, Shakarparian in an interactive manner.
He said Lok Virsa’s series, Craft of the Month, was aimed at raising awareness among the youth about Pakistani culture and providing them with a platform for interacting with artisans and encouraging them to learn different arts.
The programme is meant to inspire creativity in children and will help them recognise the hard work that goes into making beautiful pieces of art.
The interested parents may contact Lok Virsa Museum Section on 9249200 or 0300-5204755 for registration”. He said that entry was free in the program, adding that timings were 10 am to 5 pm.—APP

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