Press release

jAPANESE art and speech competition about japan held at faisalabad

Islamabad: 25th September, 2013

            To promote creativity of the talented young students of Pakistan, the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Faisalabad Arts Council has organized an Art and Speech Competition about Japan on Wednesday 25th   September, 2013 at the Faisalabad Arts Council, Faisalabad.  The Embassy of Japan has been holding this event in various cities of Pakistan since 1995, which amounts to eighteen years. Different schools in Faisalabad participated in the Art and Speech Competition about Japan.

Two students of 12 to 14 years age from each school drew pictures in the art competition on the themes of their own choice related to Japan and Pakistan. Art provides an outlet for the creativity and expression that reflects emotions, critical thinking and relationships. Art can also play a major role in the development of an aesthetic sense. To judge the creativity of young artists, Ms.Tehmina Afzal Khan, Chairperson, Institute of Art and Design and Ms. Sanam Saleem, freelance 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 of their own choice related to Japan and Pakistan. The panel of judges for the speech competition comprised of Mr. Zeeshan Ahmed Khan, Deputy Director (Student Affairs), Government College University, Faisalabad and Ms. Sadaf Shakoor, Lecturer, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
This competition provided an opportunity for young and talented students to focus and express themselves on the growing cordial relations between Japan and Pakistan. In the future, this youth can help to hold bridges of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.
The Chief Guest together with Mr. Tariq Javed, Resident Director, Faisalabad Arts Council and Ms. Tomoko Koide, Deputy Head of Public Affairs Section, Embassy of Japan, awarded certificates and souvenirs to the position holders of the Art and Speech Competition about Japan. All students were given the certificates of participation. (End)