Hundreds of master artisans, folk artists, folk musicians, folk performers and folk dancers from all over the country will participate in Lok mela.
NIFTH is organizing the festival called “Lok Mela” annually at the Federal Capital Islamabad for the last four decades.
According to Lok Virsa, festival aims at promoting indigenous folk heritage and encouraging traditional practitioners including master artisans, folk artists, folk musicians and rural performers.
It also serves to strengthen national harmony and integration among all federating units through their effective participation.
The festival will not only provide the craftspeople an important platform to demonstrate their skills and win recognition of their talent at national level but also extend them an opportunity to sell their crafts without any exploitation or involvement of middleman.
To maintain physical distance, no performance podium will be allowed within the pavilions. All provincial artists, musicians and dance groups will perform at a central stage located outside on given schedule with equal time span to all provinces/regions.