ISLAMABAD, Aug 3 (APP): The month-long summer camp for children in Pashto and Sindhi languages organised by the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa is continued to attract children during their summer vacations.
The objective of the camp is to provide an orientation to children about the language, poetry, crafts, music and festivals of both these communities. It aims at creating ownership among children regarding Pakistan’s languages and cultural heritage. It also reaffirms our identity of being multi-cultural and pluralistic country, said Fauzia Saeed, Executive Director Lok Virsa said this while talking to APP.
The children are being taught about the language, culture, arts, crafts, music, festivals, sports, etc. in an interactive and enjoyable manner.
The programme includes orientation classes, interactive workshops and educational visits to the reputed national museums.
Executive Director , Lok Virsa said the camps aim to engage the young minds in healthy activities that focus on cultural diversity and pluralism to get rid of violence and intolerance and empowering the young generation from their childhood.
The contents of the camp focus on understanding of these important regional languages instead of usual summer camps with the purpose to provide them a flavor of Pashto and Sindhi cultures and above all, a great opportunity to learn about Pakistan’s rich, diverse and pluralistic cultural tapestry.
Pakistan, a multi-lingual country, is enriched with more than 24 languages and dialects. These languages portray excellence of literature, poetry, folk songs and spiritual quotes of Sufi saints and enhance the richness of our cultural heritage./ VNS Islamabad