Socio-cultural enlightenment: ‘Effective policies to promote arts, literature need of the hour’

Speakers say step will help eradicate extremism

Our Correspondent February 07, 2017

BAHAWALPUR: It is essential to devise a sustainable policy framework to promote art and literature which is vital in establishing a peaceful, prosperous and progressive polity.

This was said by Arts Council Resident Director Rana Ajaz Mahmood on Tuesday. He was speaking at an inaugural ceremony of a week-long interactive theatre workshop which was jointly organised by Bahawalpur Arts Council and Interactive Resource Centre at Rashidia Auditorium.

The seven-day interactive theatre workshop was attended by IRC Director Muhammad Waseem, Prof Dr Shahzad Rana, Public Relations Deputy Director Nasir Hameed, Prof  Abdul Basit, Coordinator Muhammad Ishtiaq, Athar Jahania, Administrative officer of BAC Mahjabeen Tahir and students of various colleges and universities.

“The National Action Programme synergise the energies of the youth on positive and constructive lines which would not only eradicate the curse of extremism but would also usher a new era of socio-cultural enlightenment,” Rana Ajaz noted.

He maintained information and culture department had focused its energies to promote art and culture through chief minister’s youth talent hunt programme which would provide a solid platform to the youth to sharpen their creative potential in various forms of performing arts.

On the occasion, Public Relations Deputy Director Nasir Hameed emphasised the need to promote extra-curricular activities among the youth which would blossom their creative talent in various fields of performing arts.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 8th, 2017.


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