ISLAMABAD:May 28: The puppeteers of the National Puppet Theatre (NPT) are visiting different parts of the Punjab to promote cultural values and traditions among the schoolchildren and youngsters of rural areas. The NPT is organising the shows at different villages of Dina, Mirpur, Mangla and other adjacent areas until May 29. Earlier, the NPT visited various parts of the KP, Punjab, Sindh and Northern Areas.
The shows are being presented in various schools with a focus on social issues, including health, environment and education through movement and dialogues of puppets in traditional costumes. The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has organised the shows to provide informative entertainment to the rural audience with cultural education through animated expressions of puppets.
The puppets perform on various characters in the form of stories, songs, parodies and other performing arts to showcase the rich culture and traditions of the country, said an official of the PNCA while talking to APP on Sunday.
Puppeteers perform folk tales, skits, national songs and regional dances to provide entertainment for children of various educational institutions at their schools and community centres. The colourful puppet show is a regular feature of the PNCA’s activities for promotion of culture and traditions among the children who get entertained with movement of puppets in vibrant costumes and characters.
“Through attracting colourful puppets, children learn dealing with issues in a unique way while popular folk tales, skits and national songs educate them within their fantasy,” the PNCA official said. The expressions of puppets in colourful apparels and traditional jewelry introduce the children with rich cultural glimpses of Pakistan and serve as the troupe of little actors that involve the participants to enjoy every moment of children theater. app.