Youngsters participate in singing competition


ISLAMABAD: Young singers from the twin cities enthusiastically participated in a singing competition arranged by the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday.Students from 11 institutions from the twin cities participated in the competition arranged to give a healthy platform to the youth to showcase their talents. The competition among the young singers attracted a large number of enthusiasts from the educational institutions of the twin cities. In category-I (13-17 years), Harry of Islamabad Convent School, Umer Riaz of Fazaia College E9, and Tehmoor Ahmed Khan of Bahria Foundation School received first, second and third prize, respectively.While in category-II (18-23 years), Annum Zafar of IMCG, Sehar from Government Post Graduate College, and Saima Ebad of Fatima Jinnah Women University were awarded for the first, second, and third positions respectively. PNCA Director General Mashood Ahmed Mirza, on the occasion, said that the competition was arranged to expose the hidden potential of youth in their respective fields. “Arts play an important role in developing understanding, softness, and sense of adjustment in society,” he said.“Pakistani youth are capable for any challenge in any field. We are proud of our young generation and trying to provide them the best opportunities, guidance, and platform to utilise their potential in right way,” he remarked. PNCA DG awarded prizes to the winners of the competition.Meanwhile, a nine-day Pak-China art exchange exhibition titled “Hand-in-Hand” concluded at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA). During the exhibition, Pakistani artists and students along with faculty of Hunerkada, and the National College of Arts (NCA) interacted with the Chinese artists, said a press release.They exchanged their ideas which were an example of creative interaction and cultural diplomacy to help project the soft image of the country. China’s Ambassador Sun Wei Dong and Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage secretary co-chaired the opening ceremony of the exhibition on May 13 at the PNCA.The delegation consisted of famous Chineses artists and calligraphists. The delegation visited Lahore, Murree, Bhurban, and Muzaffarabad during its stay in Pakistan. They were impressed by the beauty of Pakistan’s landscape, hospitality, and friendly gesture of the Pakistanis. 

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