Presented by: Sadia Syed Lecturer Government Polytechnic Institute for Women, 2-Lytton Road, Lahore (Pakistan) Organization, Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) www.tevta.org. Cultural Facts about your Community.
Government Polytechnic Institute for Women,
2-Lytton Road, Lahore (Pakistan)
Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA)
Pakistan is a Muslim country and Islam is the official religion. Islam is the religion which is professed and practiced by the people of Pakistan.
Pakistani culture can be called as “Mixed Culture”. Although the majority of people in Pakistan are Muslims by birth and faith, there is a strong influence of Hindu culture on the present Pakistani culture.
English is the official language in Pakistan, but the national language is Urdu, which is widely spoken and understood throughout the country. Punjabi, Pushto, Sindhi, Baluchi and Kashmiri are the regional languages.
Pakistani society is a “Male Oriented Society”, where they are given full protection and great respect. The family is headed by a male member, usually the oldest male member of the group. He guides the other members. Old people are given positions of prestige, honor and respect in Pakistani culture.
Social life is simple. Social customs and traditions reflect Islamic touch: people are very much conscious about their social traditions and feel pride in following them.
Dress in a Muslim society like Pakistan is designed and intended to cover human body, as nudity is prohibited in Islam. So, people of Pakistan prefer to wear simple dresses according to their climate mostly it is shalwar Qameez.
Pakistani handicrafts are gaining popularity in the world market day by day, as Pakistani craftsman are considered as the best in their craftsmanship. Pakistan is famous for its high standard items of glass, silver, wooden furniture, pottery, sports goods, marble goods and things made of camel skin.
Cricket, Hockey, Football, Kabbadi, squash, badminton, and wrestling are the major sports in Pakistan.
Ulema, and Sufi poets occupy highly honored places in Pakistani culture.
Our academic session starts from September to May.
We have two month summer Vacations starting from mid June to mid August.
Student have to appear in three types of examination in the whole academic year besides monthly tests. First is Mid-Term Examination, second Send-Ups and they are awarded next class certificate on the bases of Board Examination, normally held in May-June every year.
Intel started interaction with TEVTA in 2008.
In this course of time more than 1000 teachers have been trained and most of them implementing modern teaching methodologies at their work place.