Painting Exhibition by Students

Paintings Exhibition by Students
on Wednesday 23th, November 2011

Iranian Centre
Khana-e-Farhang, Peshawar

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Culture and Information Mian Iftikhar Hussain opened the exhibition at the Imam Khamenei Hall of the centre where about 70 paintings by students were put on display.

The paintings depicting local culture, customs and way of life attracted visitors including students and artists. The aim of the exhibition is to keep youngsters away from unhealthy activities and engage them in positive things.

“Adopting painting as a profession will not only help young people earn their livelihood honourably but will

also herald reforms in the society through art and culture,” said Muhammad Javed Populzai, who heads the painting section at the Khana-e-Farhang.

Populzai, an Afghan national who runs a calligraphy centre — Al-Qalam Fine Art and Calligraphy Institution — at the Board Bazaar on the Jamrud Road, said all the paintings were made by students and the show would enhance their interest in the fine arts.

Earlier, addressing the inaugural ceremony, Mian Iftikhar said that other nations learnt fine arts from the Muslims but unfortunately some elements for their vested interests defamed the art and culture by terming it un-Islamic. He said art was the best way to depict culture and social activities, which led a society to reformation.

Lauding the young students for their work, the minister said the peace and culture could better be promoted through paintings and other genres of fine art.

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