Cultural gala held to subside terror effects
PESHAWAR: The Cultural Gala of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa held at the Pakistan National Council of Arts late Monday night was a unique one that thrilled the people of the province who were mostly terrorized by a chain of terror-related activities.
The cultural gala was the combination of excitement, thrill, amusement and a variety of folk cultural activities and music, traditional dance, exhibition, stalls, demonstration and cuisine were prominent where the people stormed to see and watch.
Pashtun and others particularly the foreigners living in Islamabad were amazed by the live performances and the exhibition stalls depicting life of the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The show was a joint venture by PNCA and Cultural Department of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Minister for information and Culture of the province, Mian Iftikhar Hussain was the chief guest. The people who visited various stalls showed interest in the handicraft and other hand-made items placed at the stalls.
The land of Pashtun has a rich heritage and is known to be one of the ancient civilizations. The scary situation in the province can’t deter the Pashtun to love their culture that is itself showing the grandeur of Pashtun nation. The show told the audience one thing that it is the land of such people who know the art of smile even in the worst situation.
The musical night right from the beginning caged the audience and till the end the audience enjoyed and got amusement.
At occasions, some individuals from the audience got to the stage and participated in the traditional dance (Mehsud dance and Attarnh).
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest provincial minister for information and culture Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that we are a living nation and consider problems and hardships as part of the life. Nothing is dearer to us than peace and tranquility and we can’t be browbeaten by anyone, nor can be scared into submission.