Islamabad - A two-day Pakistan Festival and Global Village concluded here at National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage Lok Virsa on Sunday with colourful performances of the local artists. The two-day cultural event was organized by Sakafat Art Centre in connection with Independence Day celebrations.  Head of Sakafat Art Forum Dr Momina Khayal said that various colourful cultural activities were arranged during two-dayevent.  A large number of people visited the festival and enjoyed the cultural performances, traditional and international foods at food court. During the festival, the local artists also entertained the visitors with their performances and received a great response from the audience.

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A musical evening was also arranged along with an array of cultural displays, theatre and a milieu of colourful performances. The visitors enjoyed shopping, culture and traditional food in the festival. The festival was aimed at entertaining and providing an opportunity to the people of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi to continue the celebrations of Independence Day with National enthusiasm and spirit.  During the festival beautiful colours and culture of the country were celebrated.  A Syrian food stall owner Hussam told APP that it’s was really amazing experience to be part of Pakistan Festival and Global village.  He said that the people response was really fantastic and they were honoured to be a part of the two-day event. The food court set up at the premises of festival also attracted a large number of people.

A stall owner also carried a campaign ‘Say No to Plastic Bag’ and said that he wanted to highlight the  serious problems that the environment is facing and will continue to face in the future due to use of plastic bags. He said that according to researchers plastic bags get into the soil and slowly release toxic chemicals.

 

 Moreover, plastic products and plastic bags are creating pollution which is a serious health hazard, he said.

 

 He said that the purpose of his campaign is to create awareness among the people regarding hazards of plastic bags, adding that he displayed cloth bags produced by rural women which are the best alternative option with us to follow a healthy and environment friendly life style.