Islamabad: (Parliament Times) (PR) National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), National History and Literary Heritage Division, celebrated the independence day of Pakistan by exhibiting books written by renowned writers on freedom movement of Pakistan, here at Lok Virsa heritage museum in a most befitting manner.
Special ceremony which featured a number of live colourful performances including famous milli naghmas, Kalam-e-Iqbal. Milli Naghma `mein bhi Pakistan hun tu bhi Pakistan hai’, Kalam-e-Iqbal `Khudi ka sere nehan` presented on the occasion to pay tribute to Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam, Allama Iqbal, Kashmiri brothers and sisters.
Parliamentary Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training, Wajiha Akram was the chief guest of occasion.
Secretary, National History and Literary Heritage Division, Nadeem Shafqat Malik along with Senior Joint Secretary, Syed Hasnain Mehdi and Executive Director Lok Virsa, Anwar ul haq welcomed chief guest.
In her address, Parliamentary Secretary Wajiha Akram highly commended the efforts of Lok Virsa in projecting and disseminating the cultural heritage of Pakistan in such a meaningful way. she also announced special cash prizes for the performers.
A large number of people from different walks of life including families and children attended the event and appreciated the contribution of Lok Virsa for promoting the indigenous folk culture of Pakistan in such a beautiful manner.
The event was organised in collaboration with National Library of Pakistan.