Lahore (HRNW)- A one-day Gilgit-Baltistan Cultural Show kicked off here on Tuesday at Alhamra Arts Centre, the Mall. The show featured 24 delegates from literary personalities, poets, singers, dancers and intellectuals from Gilgit Baltistan.
This show is organized on the directive of Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar, in which the Lahore Arts Council will arrange more cultural events at Alhamra.
In the opening ceremony of the show MPA Sadia Sohail Rana attended the event as the chief guest, he welcomed all the participants and expressed his views saying,” Alhamra arranged this show to promote provincial harmony in all provinces” All five languages of Gilgit-Baltistan are very sweet and the festival is arranged to spread the message of harmony and love among people. Through these festivals, the people of Lahore will understand the real culture of G-B.
President Pakeeza Arts Council Iqbal Hussain Iqbal said that the musical tune, played at the beginning of the program, is called “Glow,” which is amused the audience at the beginning of any festival. He further said that the dance performed at the show is called Rasam-e-tau.
Lahore Arts Council executive director Ather Ali Khan speaking on the occasion said that the Development and promotion of our rich culture is the topmost priority of LAC. She further said “We give our best to meet the expectation of people of Lahore from this majestic event. Khan stated that Gilgit-Baltistan Cultural Show is a beautiful addition to the Lahore literary and cultural atmosphere where peace and harmony would be prevailed by arranging such cultural shows. “We need to acknowledge each other’s cultures, this show will promote national and cultural harmony,” he added.
A large number of people from all walks of life visited the festival. During the show people enjoyed and much appreciated the music, dance, attractiveness of G-B culture, its lifestyle, folk songs, exclusive sword dance, and other performances. The Gilgit-Baltistan Cultural Show mesmerized participants and visitors with flavors’ of Gilgit-Baltistan sweet and lively cultural activities in great weather.