Islamabad: (Staff Reporter) The National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa) observed 5th February as Kashmir Solidarity Day in collaboration with Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan Division to highlight the sacrifices of Kashmiri people struggling for their right of self-determination in Indian Occupied Kashmir through a purely cultural perspective.
Lok Virsa chalked out different programs to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day including Kashmiri Artisans-at-Work featuring master artisans in different specialized craft fields like papier mache, Kashmiri embroidery, wood carving, Namda and Gabba making, Kashmiri jewellery, Kashmiri shawl, etc. set up their stalls to demonstrate their artisanship to the visitors throughout the day.
An Exhibition of Kashmiri Arts & Crafts from Lok Virsa collection was set up in the Heritage Museum hall.
An exhibition of photographs showing atrocities committed by Indian Forces in the Occupied Kashmir was organized in the Museum Hall.
An exhibition of books in collaboration with the National Library of Pakistan was held at the Museum Hall.
Documentaries on Kashmir was screened on large screen multimedia projector at Heritage Museum throughout the day.
Patriotic and Kashmiri Songs was presented on the museum TV network throughout the day
Banners and Buntings bearing slogans in support of Kashmir cause was displayed at Lok Virsa premises.
A Muzakra discussion on Kashmir with Q&A session highlighting historical importance of Kashmir with special focus on sacrifices of Kashmiri people was also held at Lok Virsa. Experts on Kashmir spoke at the occasion.