Youth Dram Festival 2017 organized by Pakistan National Council of the Arts concluded with Prize Distribution Ceremony here at PNCA Auditorium Islamabad. Theatre groups and drama clubs of educational institutions presented their play during the week-long festival. The plays were judged by professionals for 1st, 2nd & 3rd positions.
Director General PNCA Syed Jamal Shah said that all forms of art play role for bringing positivity in the human behavior and highlight the weaknesses and indiscipline in prevailing in the society and viz-a-viz reflect the beauty of human living.
Theatre is a very strong and influential medium for change and putting the society on a right path. The Council is striving for providing art education and training to the youth and to provide them opportunities/ platform to express their potentials. Youth Drama Festival 2017 is a manifestation of the cherished goals. The interest of the young artists and public is very encouraging which help us in realizing the idea. I wish the winners success in their future endeavors and hope that other will also a well these opportunities in future programs. The judges of the festival appreciated the efforts of PNCA for encouraging the youth to explore and express their hidden talent.
Twelve plays were presented by the theatre groups and dramatic clubs of different educational institutions. The first best play of the festival prize went to COMSATS University for Heeran Pakistan, second prize went to Fankar Theatre Group for Aao Khudkushi Karain and third prize awarded to Qauid-e-Azam Universtiy for Sirrisht, shields were also awarded in different categories best actor, actress, direction, light & sound, playwright, props, supporting character and interesting character.