Islamabad—The Cholistani nomadic artists set the cultural horizon of the federal capital ablaze with their sterling performance in an exclusive cultural programme “Cholistan Cultural Evening” at the auditorium of HEC.
This cultural event was organized by Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences,IUCPSS in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Pakistan, said a press release issued here Tuesday.
IUCPSS is county s’ first ever inter university established by eight leading public sector higher education institutes to undertake collaborative efforts to strengthen social sciences, arts and humanities. The Vice Chancellors, academicians, HEC officials and personalities belonging to various walks of life attended the cultural evening .
The event was part of the efforts being undertaken by the consortium to promote and preserver Pakistan s’ local culture and history. The Chairman of IUCPSS and Vice Chancellor Islamia University of Bahawalpur Prof. Muhammad Mukhtar informed about the objectives and background of inter university consortium and rich cultural heritage of Cholistan region.
Dr. Javaid R. Laghari Chairperson Higher Education Commission, HEC who graced the occasion as chief guest, lauded the efforts of IUCPSS and emphasized over the programs aiming at promoting cultural diversity and national harmony.
He was of the view that Pakistan has rich cultural heritage and folk music. It is need of time to highlight the teaching of our saints and Sufis who preached the message of tolerance, affection, harmony and respect for human rights.
The Cholistani artists and students of dramatic club belonging to Islamia University of Bahawalpur enthralled the audience with their live performance and received a lot of appreciation from the audience.
The stage was designed according to the Cholistan culture and traditions. Saad.S Khan Managing Director Punjab Tourism Development Corporation also gave a detailed presentation on Cholistan Jeep rally.
Prof. Dr. Sohail H. Naqvi Executive Director HEC said that universities should develop close relationship with local community for preservation of local history and culture. Cholistani famous artists Jamil Parwana, Naseer Mastana, Malang Hussain, Mureed Hussain entertained the audience with their famous Cholistani folk songs.—APP