The prize distribution for a painting competition on the topic of ‘Kashmir Bleeds’ was held here on Thursday at Alhamra Arts Centre.
Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Mian Muhammad Aslam Iqbal made a special participation and inspected the works of young artists on Kashmir and admired their efforts.
He distributed cash prizes and certificates among eight lucky winners of the contest along with Lahore Arts Council (LAC) Executive Director Ather Ali Khan.
The competition was organised by the LAC to highlight Kashmiris’ movement for freedom from India. The LAC invited people from all across country to participate in the competition. More than 80 artists from across country participated in the competition.
The minister said he was very happy to see that our youth are becoming the voice of Kashmiris. He also admired the efforts of LAC to hold various events at Alhamra to raise the Kashmir issue.
He said that the incumbent government was raising the Kashmir issue was unprecedented, adding that India would have to end curfew in the occupied Kashmir and give access to the media to the held Valley. The executive director thanked all the participants for their participation with a great amount of enthusiasm.