Lok Virsa child artist group visits China
Islamabad: A cultural troupe of Lok Virsa’s child star artists reached China to participate in Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Youth Arts Exhibition Exchange.
The young artists will reflect the Pakistani culture and will perform at different events taking place during the exhibition at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Youth Arts Exhibition Exchange at Beijing. The troupe has been nominated by Lok Virsa and is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan.
Executive Director Lok Virsa, Dr. Fouzia Saeed while sharing her views said that it is a need of time to take concrete measures to present a soft image of Pakistan around the world today. “This initiative will help in promoting cultural exchanges and people to people interaction between two countries.” She said it would contribute in further enhancing the deep-rooted friendship between Pakistan and China.
The delegation comprises Niazi Boys which includes Muzamil Niazi, Ashir Niazi and Subhan Niazi who are descendents of renowned folk artists Tufail Niazi will hit the stage with ‘bhangra’ and friendship songs of Pakistan and China.
Zamin Hussain from Khyber Pakhtun Khawa will amuse audience with famous Pashtun songs including ‘ Bibi Shireeni’. Zawar Hussain from Mithi Sindh with his melodious voice will present folk songs in ‘marwadi’ language. The troupe is escorted by Qurban Niazi and troupe manager, Sabah Najam, from Lok Virsa.
Meanwhile high-level delegation from China also visited Lok Virsa Heritage Museum. The visit was aimed at strengthening cultural bonds between the people of China and Pakistan as both nations share values, culture, and civilization besides a shared border through Silk Route.
SCO organization was founded in 2001 and comprised China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan as full members. Pakistan and India enjoyed observer status along with Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia and Belarus. India and Pakistan’s admission as full members to the Beijing-backed Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) was formalized at the political and security grouping’s summit in Kazakhstan in the month of June this year.