Chaudhry Fawad Hussain For Concrete Measures To Preserve Dying Arts In Pakistan

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain for concrete measures to preserve dying arts in Pakistan

Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday directed the Lok Virsa authorities to develop a substantial plan envisaging concrete measures to preserve and document the dying arts in Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Oct, 2018 ) :Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain Friday directed the Lok Virsa authorities to develop a substantial plan envisaging concrete measures to preserve and document the dying arts in Pakistan.

Speaking at at a briefing during his visit to Lok Virsa he said that preservation of dying art was imperative to promote indigenous culture and enable the new generation to establish connect with the history and cultural heritage.

He said that Pakistan had a distinct and unique culture and the government would continue to facilitate and patronize its promotion by forging coordination both at federal and provincial levels.

Fawad also emphasized the need to reach out to the local artists at every nook and cranny of the country, with a view to encourage and engage them by providing avenues to exhibit their art works and performances.

He directed Lok Virsa to devise a programme for holding a competition among the local artists for providing them opportunities to excel and get recognition at the national level.

The Executive Director, Lok Virsa briefed the Minister about the holding of annual Lok Mela Festival. The minister appreciating the event as a great source of festivity and creative expression proposed each that all the provinces should celebrate their cultural week at the premises of Lok Virsa by displaying their diverse art, music and handiwork.

He said that such events and festivals should be held more frequently so that artists from all parts of the country could get more chances to perform and exhibit their work.

The minister directed the management to consolidate their proposal by establishing liaison with the provincial cultural departments in regards to holding a three-day Lok Mela in provincial capitals of the country.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain also underlined the need to strengthen marketing and sales section of Lok Virsa with a view to make it profit earning and self sustaining institute.

Earlier, the minister on arrival, visited Virsa Museum and witnessed its various sections.

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