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Lok Virsa participates in first literary festival of Gilgit Baltistan

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Lok Virsa participates in First Literary Festival of Gilgit Baltistan in which Executive Director Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed talked about the mandate of Lok Virsa, present the Organizational structure and give recommendations for establishing Linguistic Academy to preserve Regional Languages of Gilgit Baltistan.
ED Lok Virsa was honored with the shield from Gilgit Baltistan Government which was presented by Chief Secretary Gilgit Baltistan, Kazim Niaz.
Speaking on the occasion Executive Director Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed said that the promotion of regional languages will promote solidarity and national harmony. We must feel proud for being a multi-lingual nation and love our literature and culture, we need to practically struggle for safeguarding regional languages of Pakistan and consider different languages as a beauty of Pakistan.
“Language dies when people think that speaking mother language is inferior or develop a sense of inferiority and Lok Virsa is committed to the cause of promoting linguistic and cultural diversity of Pakistan,” she said.
Chief Secretary GB, Kazim Niaz said that, Languages and literature provide impressive medium of expression to common people and this allow the members of different communities to come closer. He added that Pakistani languages possess treasure trove of literature and folklore and represents the cultural plurality of the country.
Later on, short documentary about revival of Lok Virsa was also presented to the audience which got tremendous response as it covers the enormous indigenous talent which can bring back tolerance amongst the various clans of Pakistan. The documentary about Lok Virsa not only gives a vision of Music, dances, festivals but also the tangible and intangible assets of our motherland.

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