PNCA making efforts to preserve, promote centuries old folk art ‘puppet making’

Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) National Puppet Theatre is making efforts to promote centuries old folk art “puppet making” by organizing training workshops for students of various educational institutions.
To educate youth about the centuries old art, the Arts Council organize special training workshops on “How to make puppets”. In these workshops the training also provided to the students about handling, operating of puppets, light sound and puppet sets.
An official of PNCA told APP that National Puppet Theatre (NPT) is carrying on its services to entertain and educate the children and norms through puppetry at home by conducting free puppet shows. He said that NPT teams also organize shows every year to highlight important international events like Earthquake Victims Day, Kashmir Solidarity Day, Pakistan Day Celebrations, Independence Day Celebrations, World Tourism Day and Universal Children Day and Quaid-e-Azam Day Celebrations. “The puppet shows also depicting folk tales and skits to entertain and educate children regarding social problems including health, education, environment etc. Besides, entertainment, these puppet shows are conscious efforts to explain socio-cultural issues and nurture a sense of responsibility among children to combat such evils” he said.—APP

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