The 7th Pakistan Mountain Festival was started with a youth rock climbing activity here at the Daman e Koh.
The festival is aimed at engaging different stakeholders for integrated efforts to protect and promote mountains and the mountain communities, a press release said.
Five documentaries and films reflecting challenges to the life and natural resources of mountains will be shown on Monday.
The function will be held on November 27, at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with the PNCA Film Club.
A live painting competition for the art teachers would be arranged in the Margallah Hills National Park on Tuesday, November 28.
While about 250 paintings by the students will be put on display in an exhibition ‘Mountain Marvels’ at the Art Gallery of the Rawalpindi Arts Council on the same day.
The mountain cultural showcase will take place on December 8 and 9, at the Ibex Club, Lake View Park.
Over 300 youth delegates from different parts of Pakistan Mountains will be participating in the Pakistan Mountain Youth Parliament on Saturday, December 9.
The festival also provides the mountain communities the market linkages for the promotion of their goods and services, and gives a push to the review process of the national and regional policies and programmes concerning the mountain issues.