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Punjab Museum Top

In “Punjab Museum” representative artifacts of our culture have been displayed. The Institute intends to preserve and transmit these artifacts to the new generation and apprise them of the essence of beauty and spirit of craftsmanship of our own local artisans. Amongst these items are musical instruments, household items, kitchen utensils, ornaments, decoration items, toys, pictures, handicrafts, dresses, weapons, coins (made in the mints of Punjab) Punjabi manuscripts and many other precious artifacts.

“Gurz” won by the great wrestler of Punjab, “Rahim Bakhsh Sultani” as “Rustam-e-Hind” speaks volumes of bravery of our wrestlers. Besides vases made of camel skin, ornaments of tusk, tile work from Multan, clay vessels from Gujrat, handmade shoes of Bahawalpur and Kamalia draw attention of visitors and win their appreciation. The artifacts and items displayed in museum give a vivid and true picture of our culture, history and heritage.

   
Punjab Art Gallery Top

Punjab Art Gallery presents vivid and vibrant colors of culture and history of the Punjab through pictures displayed. The art gallery leaves a permanent fascinating impact on the visitors by its red bricks adornment. In the art gallery, portraits of great Sufi Poets of Pakistan seem to preach their message of peace, tolerance and brotherhood. The reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Punjab has been depicted through pictures. Paintings and landscapes related to culture and history of Punjab are quite impressive, which stimulate the visitors to extend appreciation to the artisans incomparable work. Punjab Art Gallery is also open for all artists who intend to arrange exhibitions of their artistic work there.

   
Punjabi Library Top

The Library is stocked with over 6000 on Art & Culture of Punjab in Punjabi, Saraiki, Urdu, English and Gurumukhi Scripts. There is a great collection of books written by renowned scholars such as Syed Sibt-ul-Hassan, Syed Akhtar Hussain Akhtar, Kanwal Mushtaq Ahmed, Ahmed Bashir, Mian Abdul Ghafoor to satisfy the literary tastes of readers and researchers. An air conditioned research chamber has been provided recently to facilitate researchers and students in their quest for research of Punjabi Language, Art and Culture.

Membership for students/researchers/scholars is open. OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) and computer lab equipped with internet are future plans of PILAC library. A link of the Library will be provided soon, so that readers can access books online. Audio Visual section with CDs of books, micro fish, microfilm of interviews of Punjabi Scholars shall also be maintained in future. Measures have also been taken for resource sharing and coordination with other libraries. Above all, book exhibitions shall be held in this Library twice a year to display books on Punjabi Language, Art and Culture.

   
FM-95 'Punjab Rung' Top

For the promotion and uplift of Punjabi Language, along with its different dialectal flavours, the first Punjabi FM Radio Station named ‘FM-95’ Punjab Rung(FM-95) was launched on October 11th, 2007 and is running successfully under the auspices of the Institute.Many scholars, writers, poets and especially, the Punjabi masses consider this a great step to revitalize Punjabi Language, Art and Culture.. More importantly, it is not only providing infrastructure for the promotion of Punjabi Language Art and Culture and Heritage but successfully bridging gap between government and masses. It tries to establish harmony amongst different sects.

Coverage area of transmission of radio is 100k.m. For the participation of masses through live Phone calls 'FM-95' Punjab Rung has a Special Universal Acess Number (UAN); 111-111-095.

FM-95 Punjab Rung production team organizes special programs on  important events and occasion of religious, cultural and national importance, whether it is Rabi-ul-Awwal or Moharram-ul-Haraam. A special twelve day transmission was carried out for Rabi-ul-Awwal and a special transmission was also carried out for Kashmir day with equal religious and national fervor.

The Institute is striving to utilize this medium for information, education and entertainment besides creating harmony amongst all segments of the society.

   
Punjab Auditorium & Punjab Cafe                                                                      Top

Punjab auditorium has a capacity of 210 seats, with adequate lights, air conditioners, generators. High profile official and private seminars, programs are organized in the auditorium. The auditorium is available for booking at discounted and competative rates.

Punjab Cafe was inaugurated by Shafqat Tanveer Mirza who is a renowned writer of Punjabi language besides being a senior columnist in 'DAWN'.The arrangement has been made to provide a place to Punjabi writers and intellectuals to share their literary work, art and culture. There is a capacity of 210 seats in the hall and timings are from 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM daily.

Punjab Cafe is available for booking at affordable charges for official and private programs, meetings, seminars, workshops, etc.

   
Monthly Magazine 'Trinjan'   Top

Monthly Magazine “Trinjan” is a publication of Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture for the promotion of Punjabi Language, Literature, Art and Culture. First issue of the Magazine ‘Trinjan’ was published in December, 2006. Since its inception it has published work of prominent Punjabi Poets, Writers, Researchers, Critics, Folk Singers and Folk Artists. It covers different accents of Punjabi Language such as Majhi, Potohari, Saraiki etc.

Presently, different changes are being made in the magazine such as research articles on folk heritage, folk music and folk songs are being included. Articles on different forms of literature as drama, story are new additions to Trinjan.

Research articles regarding different historical places of the Punjab are being published in the magazine. Reports on different components of PILAC i.e. FM-95 Punjab Rung, Punjab Museum, Punjab Art Gallery, Punjabi Library and Punjab Auditorium are also being published to apprise people of the activities of the PILAC. Translations of best National and International Literature will also be published in Trinjan soon.

Concerned efforts are being made to get approval of magazine from HEC and extend circulation of the magazine to other provinces.

   
Punjab-Jiangsu Cultural Centre  Top

Punjab-Jiangsu Cultural Centre at Lahore is the first Chinese Cultural Centre in the country, established under the control of Information, Culture & Youth Affairs Department. Some of its objectives are to:

  • Facilitate people of Punjab for learning "Chinese Language"
  • Arrange Chinese Cooking Classes and Chinese Traditional Painting Classes
  • Undertake cultural exchange programs
  • Arrange exhibitions of paintings
  • Arrange visits of Youth of Punjab to China
  • Establishment of small art gallery and museum

In future, the center will also organize cultural exchange programs between the Provinces of Jiangsu and Punjab.

 

 

   
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