Culture is considered an agent for
social and behavioral changes and a dynamic for the development of
indigenous wisdom and creativity. It is the only tool through which we can
bring harmony in the collective thoughts of the people of the a society, as Art
and Culture can block the entrance of the destructive activities and pave way
for the innovation and peace.
Nature has gifted this region with a
rich cultural potential, owing to it’s geographical set up, Climate, natural
and cultural resources. It has been a confluence of different civilizations
which flourished and vanished with the passage of time. Since that time
the continuation of cultural practices and the interaction and co-existence of
various races have given birth to a unique life style that can be traced in
their thousands years old folklore. The life style of the people of Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa has a long history contributed by various ethnic groups in
thousands of years through human experiences. It has a unique characteristic
due to a variety of diversified Cultures.
Thus, it was the need of the day to
safeguard and preserve the indigenous cultures of the region, explore diverse
cultural manifestations through all possible ways and means and to show the
real face of the Province to the world through this very significant way, so as
to provide not only a sense of pride to the people of the region on their
unparalleled life style but could pave the way for peace, innovations and
The Directorate of culture was established in November 2008 which provides
equal opportunities to all the people of the province beyond racial
discrimination to avail their cultural rights, including minorities. Since it’s
establishment, the Directorate of Culture has been struggling to arrange
various Cultural Programs such as theater plays, Music Concerts, literary
Circles, painting exhibition and cultural Festivals across the Province.
Functions of Directorate of Culture.
To control, promote and develop cultural activities in the
2. To promote
the formation of cultural organizations at District and Divisional levels and
to ensure that these organizations functions are effective for the promotion
and development of cultural activities.
To develop and coordinate inter divisional cultural activities.
lay down the general policy for the development of cultural activities,
particularly with regard to proportion of expenditure to be incurred on
cultural activities and administration.
To perform any other function in the field of arts and culture as
may be entrusted to it by the Government.
Do all such acts which may be conductive to the
development and promotion of culture in the province.
The Directorate has been working with devotion and passion to come up with
the expectation of the people of the province. Resultantly, efforts were
made in the past few years and carried out more then 200 cultural events of
various types in the nook and corner of the province