ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Lok Virsa Publishing house aims to make regional folk literature available in the national language to promote greater understanding and closer fraternity amongst Pakistanis and to make cultural literature available to schools, colleges, universities and social scientists
This was stated by Dr. Fouzia Saeed, Executive Director Lok Virsa while talking to the state-run news agency, she said that it would not be unjust to call Lok Virsa the cultural storehouse of literature pertaining to country traditions.
“Original research works in all regional languages of Pakistan along with Urdu renderings of the Regional text are published,” she said, adding that patronage has expanded from scholars to the general public.
Virsa Research and Publication Center also conducts field surveys and village to village recordings of folk traditions.
It conducts and commissions research in all sub-fields of folk and traditional heritage like oral traditions (folk songs, romantic folktales, nursery rhymes; etc), children games, celebrations at birth and weddings and others.