With theatre, music and dance performances, the 10-day national workshop on tolerance is going on in full swing at Nishtar Hall.
The workshop, titled “face off”, aims to foster peace in the society, besides promoting the culture, art and literature of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
A large number of students from Islamabad, Lahore and other parts of the country are participating in the programme that is scheduled to end on May 17.
Bushra Ishaq, a student from Lahore, who is visiting Peshawar for the first time, said the event has given him the opportunity to meet new people and that he was “enjoying every moment of the trip”. During the three-day training prior to the workshop I learnt a lot about K-P’s art and literature, she said.
Renowned artist and director of Hunerkada Academy of Performing Arts, Jamal Shah, said the workshop is a positive step towards eliminating hatred and negativity through art and literature. “This, in turn, will help develop a pluralistic society which fosters harmony and brotherhood,” he remarked.
The event has been organised by the K-P Directorate of Culture, in collaboration with Hunderkada Academy of Performing Arts. In the last three days of the event, the organisers will hold a cultural festival for the public.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2012.
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