Information and Culture Department is mandated with the task of promoting arts and culture which is being done vigorously at present. The conferring of awards to eminent personalities is warranted keeping in view that the provincial government has never acknowledged their contribution in the past owing to one reason or another.
There is serious dearth of awards for deserving artists and craftsmen in the provincial government. Keeping this in view, Information and Culture Department held the ceremony of its 1st “Kamal-e-Fun” awards at cultural complex Qadaffi Stadium Lahore. As many as 50 awards were given in the categories of folk music and traditional crafts. The award constitutes a medal of recognition and Rs 0.2 million.
Artisans, craftsmen and folk singers from across the province graced the ceremony. Many emotional scenes were witnessed as the craftsmen burst into tears of joy for this historic and much-needed initiative by the Information and Culture Department.