Lok Mela to kick off on April 11

ISLAMABAD: The 10-day folk festival, known as `Lok Mela’ would start at the Lok Virsa Complex on April 11. The annual festival, which is organised by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, has become a symbol of the country’s rich cultural diversity. The aim of the festival is to promote harmony and national integration, highlighting the contribution of people from different areas of country in promoting the culture. More than 500 artisans and artists from all over the country will participate in the festival, showcasing their skills and creativity. The focus of the festival is on the rural culture, which ultimately benefits the master artisans, folk artists, folk musicians and other performers from far flung areas of the provinces and regions. The festival disseminates the dynamic creativity of the countrymen and provides them an opportunity to display their unique skills in the federal capital. 

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