As many as 20 male and female painters of 12 to 30 years age from various schools, colleges and univer-sities of the province participated in SBP Youm-e-Khudi painting competitions held in connection with Iqbal Day here on Friday at Lahore Arts Council (Alhamra) Mall Road.
Allama Iqbal’s famous verse ‘Khudi ko ker buland itna ke her taqdeer se pehlay, Khuda banday se khud poochhay bta teri raza kia hai’ was the theme of Youm-e-Khudi painting competitions.
It is worth-mentioning that Youm-e-Khudi was observed by Youth Affairs and Sports Department Punjab in collaboration with Alhamra Arts Council to pay homage to great poet-philosopher Dr Allama Iqbal and highlight different aspects of his life and poetry.
Top winner was awarded cash prize of Rs 30,000, runner-up Rs 20,000 while the third position holder got cash prize of Rs 10,000.
Director General Sports Punjab Javed Chohan ap-preciated the performance of young male and female painters in Youm-e-Khudi painting competitions.
“The talented painters beautifully highlighted different features of Iqbal’s life and poetry through their paintings”.