ISLAMABAD  – Regional Director UNESCO Dr Kim Gwang-Jo along with his staff Saturday visited Lok Virsa (National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage).

He took keen interest in the museum displays, particularly the dioramas on “Zardozi work”, needlework on bridal dresses, silk thread gallery, display of traditional costumes, architectural crafts such as mirror work, fresco work & tile mosaic work and the beautiful wooden carved doors.

He was briefed about the functioning and role of Lok Virsa as a leading cultural institution in Pakistan under public sector dealing with documentation, dissemination and preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage with an extensive network of community-based organizations, regional associations, NGOs, intellectuals, researchers, folk artists, master artisans and above all the citizens of the country.

The UNESCO representative lauded Lok Virsa’s efforts and said that the Pakistan has a magnificent and rich culture, which has been beautifully reflected in this museum. He said that the Lok Virsa is doing a great service to the Pakistani nation by preserving their culture in such a professional manner.