The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in connection with Independence Day celebrations organized a painting competition entitled “Historical Places of Pakistan” among new talent of the region.
Member Punjab Assembly Farah Agha accompanied by Naheed Manzoor and Director RAC Waqar Ahmed was chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony. More than 40 young artists participated in the competition and painted beautiful and historical places of Pakistan.
The aim to conduct the competition was to provide platform to young talent of the region and highlight the positive image of the country. The competition was adjudged by senior artist Mehmood Ali and Younis Roomi while according to their decision Wajiha Raja secured first, Saman Durrani second, Syeda Ume Abiha third and Fazila Rubab got fourth consolation prize.
Addressing at the inaugural ceremony, MPA Farah Agha said that it was an appreciating step of arts council to create patriotism among youth through positive activities. She said Pakistan is very beautiful country on every aspect while every Pakistani should play his role in its progress.
Naheed Manzoor said that such kind of activities provide self-confidence among youth. Director RAC Waqar Ahmed said that all the activities are arranged with national zeal.—INP