Published On: Tue, Apr 3rd, 2018
Published in Category: Peshawar

All Pakistan Art and Fashion Festival concludes

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Peshawar: The spectacular three-day All Pakistan Art and Fashion Festival concluded at the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Swabi on Monday

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Additional Secretary Sports, Tourism, Archaeology, Museums, Culture and Youth Affairs Babar Khan Babar Khan was the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.

Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) General Manager (Admin & Properties) Sajjad Hameed, Director Culture Ajmal Khan, faculty members, students and a large number of visitors attended the ceremony.

Babar Khan said that the culture of people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was distinctive and has a long history, which truly reflected the identity and knowledge of language, religion, cuisines, social habit, music and art.

The official said the Tourism Department was taking tangible steps to promote culture and tourism in every nook and corner of the province.

He praised the organisers for arranging the festival and said the students came from across the country would have found it the best opportunity to interact with each other and learn about the culture, traditions, scenic places and other aspects of life of the people and the province.

The chief guest later gave cash prize and award to a student, Sadullah, for outstanding performance in painting competitions.

The young students, both male and female participated in various events including theatre dramas, art exhibition, painting competitions, landscaping painting, face painting, calligraphy, fashion show and a lot of more.

The theatre dramas themed on different topics and cultures were well received. The students played different characters in the dramas and received thunderous applause from the audience.

Messages on promoting non-violence in society, importance of education particularly science and technology and services to humanity were highlighted in the dramas.

The students also got their faces and hands painted with various colours sending meaningful messages to the viewers. They later participated in the face painting competitions as well.

The students were also taken to Beer Gali, the newly identified scenic sot located in Swabi district, where they showcased different cultural and tourism aspects of the serene place. The students then prepared paintings of Beer Gali’s beauty and sereneness.

A fashion show, and cultural paintings on T-Shirts competitions were other features of the colourful gala. The models attired in different cultural and traditional colourful dresses displayed a catwalk on the ramp.

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