LAHORE -- A three-day folk festival titled Virsa opened at Alhamra Arts Centre on The Mall on Friday.
The festival, organised by the Lahore Arts Council, was inaugurated by Parliamentary Secretary on Information and Culture Muhammad Nadeem Qureshi and Executive Director Athar Ali Khan. LAC Board of Governors Chairperson Moneeza Hashmi and famous singer and member of Lahore Arts Council BOG Waris Baig participated in the event.
Performers from Punjab presented local and cultural songs and dance, which was greatly admired by the public. The audience also praised the Lahore Arts Council for holding the festival and said that local artists should be encouraged through more such events.
On the occasion, Qureshi said the Lahore Arts Council is determined to supporting arts and culture and pursuing excellence and representing cultural roots and contemporary concerns of people. He said: 'I appreciate the efforts of LAC to organise such events for the public especially for...