Amritsar, Oct 26: A Pakistani troupe is here to participate in the fourth Lahore-Amritsar Saanjh Festival, organised by Rafi peer theatre in collaboration with the Spring Will Education Society in India.
The festival takes place in two phases, the first in Lahore and the second in Amritsar. It showcases a diverse range of Punjabi performing arts including Sufi, folk and classical music. The festival will end on October 27.
The Pakistani troupe consists of 27 people, including musicians Surayya Khanum, Arif Lahori, Akmal Qadri and Waris Ali Ballo.
Team manager Sohrab Khan said that the purpose of the festival is to promote harmony and solidarity by the interaction of people of different cultures.
"Punjabis on both sides of the border wanted to know about their shared past. They also wanted to interact with each other," added Khan.
Indian artists will present theatre plays and dances, whereas Pakistani artists will present classical and folk music.
The annual Saanjh Festival was started in 2004.