Press release

jAPANESE art and speech competition about japan held at Murree

Islamabad: 11th October 2012

The Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Murree Arts Council organized an Art and Speech Competition about Japan on Thursday 11th October, 2012 at the Amphitheatre Murree Arts Council, Murree.  The Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has held this event in various cities of Pakistan since 1995. This event was organized for the first time in Murree in which students from different schools in Murree participated. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan.

Two 12 to 14 years-old students from each school drew pictures in the art competition on the themes of their own choice related to Japan and Pakistan. To judge the creativity of young artists, Ms. Ayesha Salman, Lecturer Fine Arts, Government College for Women Murree and Mr. Muhammad Hameed, a renowned artist, made up the panel of judges for the Art Competition.

Similarly, one student from each school competed in the Speech Competition in Urdu with a topic related to Japan. The panel of judges for the speech competition comprised of Prof. Tariq Habib, Principal, Government College Murree, and Ms. Faiza Hayyat, Lecturer, Government College for Women Murree.

This competition provided an opportunity for young and talented students to focus and to express themselves on the growing cordial relations between Japan and Pakistan. In the future, they may play a role on holding bridges of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Counselor, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of Japan, and Mr. Tariq Manzoor Chandio, Assistant Commissioner Murree, awarded certificates and souvenirs to the position holders of the Art and Speech Competition about Japan. All students were given certificates of participation. (End)