Lok Virsa launches cultural DVDs, celebrating pluralism

Islamabad—The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) on Friday launched ten DVDs of its folk programmes depicting the diverse musical heritage of the country, celebrating Pluralism here at Heritage Museum Hall. Renowned Journalist Najam Sethi was the chief guest on the occasion. Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed, the folk singers featured in the DVDs and large number of people also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Najam Sethi said that “I have an old association with Lok Virsa and it was my desire to come here.
He lauded Dr. Fouzia Saeed, saying that Lok Virsa was presenting deserted look during last ten years, but she initiated number cultural events.
He said that Lok Virsa is playing vital role in promoting culture and arts of the country. Executive Director Lok Virsa Dr. Fouzia Saeed said that Lok Virsa is one of the largest publishers of the traditional music and culture, Lok Virsa also edited, complied and produced a set of 36 cultural documentaries and over 500 audio cassette labels of nation’s cultural heritage.
Addressing the participants, she said that Audio and video cassettes, CDs, VCDs and DVDs produced by Lok Virsa are available in the market. “A professional video studio has been established by the center at Islamabad. The equipped mobile units of the center can reach any part of the country to capture an event,” she said.—APP

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