Friday, November 9, 2012

Culture for democracy festival at Lok Virsa

Islamabad—A unique festival titled “national culture for democracy” being held at Lok Virsa complex. The festival has been organized under the aegis of Development Communications Network (DEVCOM) and Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage).

The other partners include Islamabad Crescent Lions Club (ICLC), Capital Development Authority (CDA), National Highway Authority, etc.

The opening of the festival was performed as chief guest by Senator Jahangir Badar, Leader of the House in the Senate of Pakistan in a graceful ceremony organized at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as Heritage Museum at Lok Virsa.

In his address, Senator Jahangir Badar, who is also the Secretary General of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party said, “Democracy is the best system of government in the world. It provides equality to the people in development, social & economic justice and gives their true representation through their elected representatives.”

Moreover, the festival aims to take the message across to people from all walks of life especially to youth and women to take part in the process of strengthening the democracy. The other objective is to sensitize and educate general masses about the continuity of democracy the voice of the people, to reform and strengthen the Pakistani society on more democratic norms and values leading to tolerance for diversity of faiths and opinions resulting peace and harmony.

The festival will continue till Sunday, 11 November daily from 11.00 to 7.00 p.m.

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