ISLAMABAD: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and Literary Heritage, Government of Pakistan has announced to hold a “Children Summer Camp in Traditional Skills” including truck art, papier mache and pottery making from Tuesday, 3rd July to Tuesday, 31st July 2018 at Lok Virsa Heritage Museum, Garden Avenue, Shakarparian, Islamabad.
Children (age-group 6-14 years) can apply for enrollment in the summer camp.
The summer camp aims at promoting traditional culture and inculcating awareness among younger generation, specially children about the indigenous craft heritage of Pakistan.
Timings of the summer camp will be from 10 am to 1 pm (Tuesday to Friday), four days a week.
There will be three periods of classes during summer camp. The first period will focus on history about the relevant craft. The children will do practical work under master trainers/artisans in the second period. The third period will focus on story telling, folk music, folk games, drawings, etc.
During the summer camp, the participating children will also be provided an opportunity to visit local museums and get acquainted about the cultural heritage of Pakistan.
Master artisans in the respective craft fields will conduct the training classes in the summer camp.
The summer camp will culminate with a colourful closing ceremony, which will feature live performances by child folk artists and folk performers. Certificates will also be awarded to the participating children in this ceremony in full view of the media. Lok Virsa will provide raw materials for craft training classes and lunch for children.
Published in The Balochistan Point on June 23, 2018