The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage-Lok Virsa (NIFTH) would initiate culture promotion projects in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) with the aim of preserving, enhancing and strengthening the cultural traditions and heritage of the GB scenic area
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – September 27, 2021): The National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage-Lok Virsa (NIFTH) would launch cultural promotion projects in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) with the aim of preserving, to improve and strengthen the culture, traditions and heritage of the scenic region of GB.
This was decided in a meeting held on Monday with executive director Lok Virsa and the secretary of the Gilgit-Baltistan tourism and culture department, NIFTH executive director Talha told APP.
Talha was of the opinion that attention should necessarily be paid to the expansion of the project, including increasing the number of arts councils in GB which were the true curator and promoter of art and culture as well as the preparation of ‘a cultural policy for GB.
“Gilgit-Baltistan is inherited by people from different sects with a rich cultural background and they have diverse cultures, customs and traditions that are totally unique in the world.
Pakistan manifests itself in local traditions, music and local clothing, ”he added.
He said that the famous trio music performed in this region was very popular in most other regions due to the rhythm of its loud music and the men dancing in their own way while there were variations in the lyrics of one region to another.
Commonly used instruments in Gilgit Baltistan were the Dadang (drum), Damal, and surnai, while other instruments like the Sitar, Gabi (flute) Rubab and duff represent the musical style and taste of different fields.
In addition, these khling-boo, chang, porgho-too, etc. are used throughout the Baltistan region, he added.