ISLAMABAD  – Puppeteers of National Puppet Theatre here on Monday mesmerised the children by keeping alive folk traditions through a colourful puppet show at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). Attired in vibrant costumes both traditional and modern, the troupe of little actors in the children theatre educated them about their rich cultural heritage through animated expressions combined with perfect stage setting, entertaining scripts and props.

The puppeteers involved the children in imaginary stories to address various social issues, create awareness regarding environment education and inculcate cultural values and traditional heritage to the young generation. Tableau on popular stories, national songs, regional dances and folk tales were performed in different segments of the show that is a regular programme of PNCA for providing informative entertainment for children who attend the event along with their parents.

Various roles of puppets including evil or good, showed a concern over pollution and maintaining cleanliness in the surroundings to educate children for protecting the environment of their planet earth with their animated expressions.

“The show organised by PNCA and Ministry of National Heritage and Integration promotes culture and traditions among the children with understanding of their folk legacies which is an important part of their training,” said Tauqeer Nasir, Director General PNCA.

He said that travelling cultural and puppets shows have been organised across the country in slum areas and different schools at every province to promote the cultural values among the young generation and deprived communities.

Preservation and promotion of cultural heritage and traditional values maintain the identity of a nation and boosts the confidence of the young generation, he said.