RAWALPINDI: As many as 113 posters prepared by the students of fifteen secondary schools from the region were put on display at the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Thursday.
The poster competition was organised by the Islamabad Devcom Centennial Leo Club (IDCLC) and Development Communications Network (Devcom-Pakistan) in collaboration with the Beaconhouse School System (BSS) Northern Region to commemorate the International Day of Peace.
Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) Lubna Rehan Pirzada, Member National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) Chaudrhary Mohammad Shafiq, Syed Abulhassan Rizvi and representatives Devcom-Pakistan were the guests of honour at the prize distribution ceremony, hosted by Khadija Akhtar.
The competition was organised to inculcate passion for peace among the secondary school students through creative pursuits.
MPA Lubna Rehan Pirzada said the Punjab government has taken several steps to enhance education and youth grooming through variety of initiatives and programme. Youth cannot be engaged in peace restoring activities until they are taught the actual meaning of peace that may be derived out of our religion. The creative pursuits would certainly lead the youth to well-groomed citizens’ she said.
Minahil, the first prize winner of the competition and a student of Beaconhouse Harley Street branch, said it was a big opportunity for the students to show their piece of mind for the peace in society.