Summer camp for children kicks off

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ISLAMABAD, July 5 (APP): National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) started a monthlong summer camp for children of twin-cities here Wednesday to teach them Punjabi and Brahvi languages.

Lok Virsa Executive Director Dr Fouzia Saeed said the summer camp aims at providing an orientation to children (age 612 years) about the language, poetry, crafts, music and festivals of both these communities.

It focuses on creating ownership among children regarding Pakistan’s languages and cultural heritage. It will also reaffirm our identity of being multicultural and pluralistic country, she said.

The children will learn at least 15 sentences and additional vocabulary in Punjabi and Brahvi languages while they will also interact with master artisans, folk artists, folk musicians, story tellers and cultural personalities in order to get them acquainted with the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan.

The summer camp will continue till July 31.

APP/Cdra/mka/ VNS Islamabad