Special Communications Organization (SCO) in collaboration with the Pakistan National Council of Arts held a painting exhibition today. The exhibition featured 100 paintings and sketches under the theme of ‘My Land-My People’ by students of educational institutes from Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. The art pieces were selected among thousands of paintings submitted by the students.
The event was inaugurated by Begum President Mrs. Samina Alvi as Chief Guest. She appreciated and encouraged the efforts of the SCO team and the artwork by all the budding artists. She felicitated SCO for coming out with a novel idea and the selection of an inspiring theme.
The world needs to take notice that while our children in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, as well as Gilgit-Baltistan, are showcasing their aesthetic talents, the children in the occupied valley yearn for free air and dream to enjoy the beauty around themselves.
The paintings showcased in this exhibition had bold and vibrant colors. The artists had not only focused on the landscapes and historical landmarks, but the traditional, cultural and natural beauty of the regions were also portrayed through the brushes, pencils, and crayons.
DG Special Communications Organization (SCO) Major General Ali Farhan while addressing the participants said,
The primary purpose of this initiative is to acknowledge the talent of youth from remote regions and to showcase it at the national scene.
People from all walks of life including the participants, their families, art enthusiasts, and media were invited to attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition. Prizes and certificates were handed over to the winners during the ceremony. The exhibition will continue until July 26.