Punjab Arts Council displayed artwork designed by the students during fashion and textile designing classes to appreciate their hard work and to promote their emerging talent.
Provincial Minister for Culture, Sports, and Youth Affairs Malik Taimoor Masood Akbar was invited as the chief guest of the opening ceremony.
While addressing the ceremony he said that “Culture is our identity, we are recognised because of it all over the world. ”Every region of Pakistan has a strong culture in which Punjabi, Sindhi, Balochi, Pashtoon, Balti, and Kashmiri cultures are famous. Pothohar culture is popular all over the world due to Gandhara civilization, he added.
He further said that the Punjab government is working day and night for the development of all fields related to art. Approval of the first cultural policy in Punjab also reflects the government's priorities. Congratulating all the students at the end of the ceremony, he announced the establishment of a permanent art gallery in Rawalpindi soon.
Naheed Manzoor said that the Punjab Arts Council is at the forefront in promoting its civilization, cultural values, and all the fields of arts and crafts through its night and day efforts.
Here the young generation is getting aware of the new dimensions of national literature and culture. This institution is trying to improve the soft image of Pakistan in the world.
Director of Arts Council Waqar Ahmed said that young artists are the future of Pakistan. The platform of the Arts Council is always available for the youth to showcase their art in front of the world.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2022.
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