Press release

jAPANESE art and speech competition about japan held at lahore

Islamabad: 24th October, 2013

            To promote the creativity of the talented young students of Pakistan, the Embassy of Japan in collaboration with the Alhamra Art Centre organized an Art and Speech Competition about Japan on Thursday 24th October, 2013 at the Alhamra Art Centre, Lahore.  The Embassy of Japan has been holding this event in various cities of Pakistan since 1995, which amounts to eighteen years. Different schools in Lahore 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.Tanya Suhail, Curator, Alhamra Art Gallery and Ms. Amina Pataudi, Director, Shakir Ali Museum, 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 Dr. Arfa Sayeda Zehra, Professor of History, FC College and Ms. Sahar Shah.
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.

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, in his remarks said that the events such as art and speech competition about Japan help to strengthen the existing friendship and develop cultural understanding among the people of the two countries. He appreciated the participating students of art and speech competition for their skills and knowledge about Japan.

Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata later on 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)