Lok Virsa to organize ‘Block Printing’ programme from Jan 4




National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) announced to organise “Block Printing” programme from January 4-10, 2016.

Master artisans in the field of block printing, Ajrak and vegetable dyes will be invited to coach children in Islamabad for a week.

It will be part of the series of programmes that Lok Virsa is currently holding under the title “Craft of the Month” with the objective to promote traditional skills, giving knowledge to younger generation about the importance and utility of different crafts and providing opportunity to youth to learn about Pakistan’s rich, diverse and pluralistic cultural tapestry, Lok Virsa officials told media personnel.

It also encourages youth to value dignity of labour, foster ownership of their culture, create respect for different professions and builds their character. It helps understand the contribution of artisans in the sustainable development of their community and country at large.