PNCA, Lok Virsa to celebrate Independence Day


Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Lok Virsa will hold a number of cultural programmes from August 10 to 14 as part of the country’s 64th Independence Day celebrations.
The five-day celebrations will kick off at PNCA premises today (Tuesday) with a stage play based on the sacrifices given by Muslims to gain independence. On August 13, a drama titled ‘Unity’ will be screened, in which intellectuals will highlight major issues concerning development in the country. On the same day, children from various educational institutions will sing national songs and a karate show will also be held.
On August 14, PNCA will hold a puppet show titled ‘Story of Pakistan’. The show will be presented by the National Puppet Theatre and will be followed by a cultural show that will include performances on national and regional songs, dances and tableaux. Speech competitions in which students from various educational institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad will participate shall also take place on August 14.
Lok Virsa will hold an ‘Azadi Show’ on August 14. According to Lok Virsa Executive Director (ED) Khalid Javaid, traditional artists and manufacturers of indigenous handicrafts will exhibit their talents in the show. The ED said visitors to the festival will be given a 50 percent concession on the purchase of all handicrafts items.


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