Islamabad: The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, popularly known as Lok Virsa, is planning to celebrate the forthcoming Independence Day in a befitting manner.

Talking to media, Dr Fauzia Saeed, Executive Director, and Lok Virsa informed that the special programs at Lok Virsa will start from 11th August and continue till 14th August 2016. Both the museums administered by Lok Virsa,  the Heritage Museum at Garden Avenue and Pakistan Monument Museum at western part of Shakar Parian will remain the hub of these activities.

She apprised that a Youth Painting Contest with the theme “Independence Day of Pakistan” will be organized on 11th and 12th August 2016 between 11 am till 1 pm at the Pakistan Monument Museum.

Children participating in the on-going summer camp at Lok Virsa and students of Federal Directorate of Education will participate in the contest. Three best paintings will receive prizes from Lok Virsa. These paintings will also be displayed at the Pakistan Monument Museum on 14th August for public/visitors.

Lok Virsa Mandwa Film Club will screen the famous film “Jinnah” on 13th August at 6 pm at Lok Virsa Media Centre. An exhibition of Artisans-at-work featuring master craftspeople in various craft areas such as truck art, mirror work, doll making, block printing, lacquer art, will demonstrate their skills for public at Heritage Museum on 13th and 14th August from 10 am to 6 pm.

A special Independence Day cake cutting ceremony will take place at the Pakistan Monument Museum on 14th August at 3 pm. A live performance by newly established Lok Virsa Folk Dance Group is also scheduled on 14th August at 3.30 pm at Heritage Museum.

Lok Virsa will also screen popular mille naghmas on multimedia projectors on 14th August at both the museums. Lok Virsa premises will be decorated with colorful buntings.