RAWALPINDI: (Parliament Times) Special Communications Organization (SCO) in collaboration with the Pakistan
National Council of Arts held a painting exhibition today. The exhibition featured 100
breathtaking painting and sketches under the theme of ‘My Land-My People’ by students of
educational institutes from Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. These cards of art
selected out of thousands of paintings from both the regions.
The event was inaugurated by Begum President Mrs Samina Alvi as Chief Guest.
She appreciated and encouraged the efforts of SCO’ team and the artwork by all the
budding artists. She specially felicitated SCO for coming out with a novel idea and selection
of an inspiring theme. She said, “The world needs to take notice athat 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
The paintings exhibited in this exhibition had bold and vibrant colours. The artist had
not only to the landscapes and historical landmarks, but traditional, culture and natural
beauty of the regions were also exhibited 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 till July 26.