Ten-day ‘Lok Mela’ to start from April 7

Annual ten-day cultural festival “Lok Mela” will start from April 7 with colourful performances by folk artists, showcasing dynamic rural life and culture at Shakarparian.
Executive Director Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed said that the festival would bring cultures and civilizations of all regions of the country under one roof.
She said that more than 500 artists, singers and artisans would participate in the festival and represent the real cultural values of the country.
Folk artists from the four provinces, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan will also perform during ten days festival.
“Lok Mela aims at promoting, perpetuating and preserving arts, crafts, culture, folk music and traditional skills of Pakistan,” she said.
She said that this unique event has now become a symbol of the federation and patronage to rich cultural diversity and active participation of the people.
“The artisans, folk artists, folk musicians and other performers would entertain the visitors from across the country,” she said.—APP

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