PESHAWAR: A three-day workshop on revival and conservation of intangible cultural heritage kicked off at Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan Museum Hall, University of Peshawar, on Thursday.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority has organised the workshop in collaboration with the Unesco.

Besides National Heritage and Culture Division deputy secretary Niaz Ahmad, KPCTA manager Humayun Khan, Unesco officials Jawad Ahmad and Naeem Safi, researchers, teachers, students, government officials and stakeholders affiliated to the intangible cultural heritage attended the workshop.

Niaz Ahmad and other speakers said the event was aimed at raising awareness for understanding and conservation of the intangible cultural heritage and enhancing capabilities of the quarters concerned to highlight importance of culture through community-based initiatives.

They said that intangible heritage included ancient tales, domestic remedies, phrases, proverbs, etc.

They said the workshop would also play a role as a pilot activity for enhancing capacity of the government for protection of heritage in the region.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2021

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