Quaid Day marked with cultural show, exhibition at PNCA

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Rich tributes were paid to the father of the nation, Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, on his birth anniversary in Islamabad. Special programs were held at Pakistan National Council of Arts in Islamabad to pay tributes to the father of the nation.

“Our younger generation needs to work hard by following the footsteps of Quaid. Our youth has a great potential, they can make Pakistan prosperous by adopting teachings of Quaid in letter and spirit,” said DG PNCA Muhammad Naeem. ”It will go a long way in creating awareness among the masses about the achievements of our founder and his struggle in making the country,” DG PNCA said.

The PNCA has also displayed an exhibition “Raushni ka Safar” featuring portraits and historical pictures of Quaid e Azam. The exhibition comprises photographs showing Quaid’s life, his family members and various stages of Pakistan Movement. Many photographs feature Quaid-e-Azam holding official meetings and attending functions after creation of Pakistan. Photographs of the historical moment of Quaid addressing the first constituent Assembly on 14 August 1947 are also on display.

The programs at PNCA comprised of Qirat, Naat, speeches in Urdu and English, national songs, drama, magic show. Students participating in the program were from Islamabad Model School for Girls G-6/1-3, Islamabad Model School for Girl F-6/1,  Islamabad Model School for Boys G-6/3, Islamabad College for Boys G-6/3, The City School, Quality School, Fatima Jinnah Women University.

Quaid’s birth anniversary celebrations also included unveiling of portraits of Muhammad Ali Jinnah & Allama Muhammad Iqbal. The portraits have been made by Imtiaz Amjad. He was born and raised in United Kingdom (Glasgow) and did not get the chance to learn about lives and heroic deeds of the two impressive personalities earlier. It was only after moving to Pakistan twelve years ago when he was acquainted with the lives of legendry heroes, Allama Muhammad Iqbal & Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Since then he has developed a great admiration, value their honour, dignity, wisdom and the two have become source of inspiration for Imtiaz for his creative expression.

The two art pieces that Imtiaz has created are expression of sheer love & respect that he has for our national heroes. Technically marble mosaics are combined with the cutting edge computer technology to enhance iconic images of Pakistan’s most esteemed personalities into pixilated form by carefully using selected and sourced marble as a medium exclusively from marble deposits from all over Pakistan.

“PNCA is highly indebted to Mr. Imtiaz Amjad for his generous contribution on this auspicious occasion.  Both the pieces are a quality addition to the national collection of the National Art Gallery.  It will go a long way inspiring & educating generations in time to come” PNCA Director said.

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