ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), an autonomous cultural organization working under the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Government of Pakistan is holding a number of special programs to mark International Museum Day on May 18, 2015.
Special programs include an Exhibition of Artisans-at-Work, performances by traditional puppeteers, traditional drummers (Dholis), folk artists and musicians, participation of youth from various educational institutions based in Islamabad and free visit to the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology (Heritage Museum) at Garden Avenue and Pakistan Monument Museum at Shakaparian.
It will be a full day activity from 10.00 am. to 6.00 p.m. at Lok Virsa Complex, Garden Avenue, Shakaparian Hills. In order to ensure maximum participation of people from all walks of life, Lok Virsa management has announced to provide free entry to all the programs of the International Museum Day celebrations.
Talking to media, Lok Virsa’s Executive Director Dr. Fouzia Saeed has appealed to the masses, specially youth and families to participate in the celebrations and benefit from the initiative launched by Lok Virsa with a view to document and project the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.