Pakistan National Council of Arts organized week-long activities to celebrate Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s 141st birth anniversary
The capital city saw several events and celebrations on the occasion of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birthday. Pakistan National Council of the Arts, however, organized a week-long celebration which included dramas, debates, painting contest, puppet show, dramas and several other contests. An exhibition of Quaid’s rare photographs is on display at National Art Gallery for public.
The week-long activities concluded with a painting competition for children and school students, followed by a puppet show. Quaid-e-Azam birthday celebration events received great response from educational institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Children of twin cities and other regions of the country participated in debates and expressed their views on the topics “Baba-r-Qaum ko bachay kis nazar say dekhtay hain” and Quaid as Father of the Nation. The participants paid glowering tribute to the Quaid in their speeches by saying that Quaid personality is matchless as he achieved Pakistan without using even a single bullet. The gigantic task of liberation of the Muslims of subcontinent and creation of a separate homeland for the Muslim was materialized with the help of dialogue. The turnout at the contest reflected their love and attachment with the Quaid as children from far flung areas took part in the speech contest.
In English speech contest, Areeba Shabbir from Allied School Ghori Town got 1st position, Syed M. Qasim from Kids Care School, Rawalpindi 2nd position, Fatimatuz Zehra from Divisional Public School& College, Shamsabad, Rawalpindi 3rd position and consolation prize was given to Safa Tariq from ICG F-6/2, Islamabad out of 44 participants.
A large number of students participated in the on spot mural painting and created art pieces of Quaid portrait. More than 250 students took part in the on spot mural painting as conceived. A grand competition on the topic was held on December 25, 2016 at Liaquat Gymnasium.
Director General Syed Jamal Shah said that enthusiasm and participation is encouraging and the aims of the “Quaid ka Pakistan” activities have so far been achieved as the knowledge of the children about Quaid is much more than the expectation. Winners of the contest were awarded shields and certificate.
Quiz competition among children about Quaid’s life and struggles. Special puppet show, tableau and Quaid’s portrait competitions took place at the PNCA auditorium in which a large number of students from both public and private sector participated. The winners of these competitions were awarded shield and certificates.
The week long celebrations “Humara Quaid” was aimed to highlight the struggle of Baba-e-Qum and to update the young generation about Quaid’s life and struggle through which he made a history by bringing Pakistan on world map. About 300 children form different school took part in Quaid portrait painting.
Tableau on the theme of ”Quaid ka Pakistan” was another event in which student of different schools participated in. Quality School Foundation and 1st, Divisional Public School 2nd, Nishter School & college system 3rd and Hassan Academy Special Education 4th. Participants were awarded certificates while winner received shields. Pakistani Youth at home and abroad have been urged to share their collection of Quaids photographs, pictures of Quaids belongings and other memorabilia and take part in the contest.
Winners of all the competitions received prizes and all the participants were highly appreciated.
Photo courtesy: PNCA