Craft lovers start training of kite, Chunri making

Islamabad—Six-day training program for youth in “Chunri and Kite Making: Engagement with Artisans” started here Tuesday at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa).
It is a part of the popular series of programmes titled, “Craft of the Month” launched by Lok Virsa in September 2015 carrying the slogan “Harnessing Culture with Education”.
It aims at focusing on a particular craft every month with major emphasis to promote traditional crafts and provide an opportunity to the youth, who has little or no exposure to the living cultural heritage of Pakistan, to interact with artisans and learn essential craft related techniques from them.
Five programmes under this series, i.e. Truck Art, Pottery, Doll Making, Weaving and Kashmiri Folk Crafts have already been organized by Lok Virsa. Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Member, National Assembly of Pakistan inaugurated the artisans display at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (Heritage Museum).
Speaking at the occassion, Dr. Ramesh Kumar commended the efforts of Lok Virsa for promoting and projecting the cultural heritage of Pakistan with a large scale participation and mobility of youth and students.—APP

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