Press release

jAPANESE art and speech competition about japan held at HUNZA

Islamabad: 1st October, 2015

            The Embassy of Japan in Pakistan in collaboration with the Hasegawa Memorial School & College, District Administration Hunza and Education Department Hunza, organized the Art and Speech Competition about Japan on Thursday, 1st October, 2015 at the Hasegawa Memorial School & College in Hunza.  The Embassy of Japan in Pakistan has been holding this event in various cities in Pakistan for more than a decade and organized it in Hunza for the first time. Around 25 schools in Hunza and its adjoining areas participated in the event. Professor Asim Akhtar of the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus, conducted an art workshop for the children prior to the art competition.

Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, was the chief guest at the event.

Students of the age of 12 to 14 years drew pictures of the subject of their own choice in the Art Competition. Mr. Imran Hunzai, Assistant Professor, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus, Mr. Asim Akhtar, Professor, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi Campus and a representative of the Embassy of Japan made up the panel of judges for the Art Competition. 45 students participated in the art competition.

Similarly, one student from each school of the same age 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. Hashmat Ali Kamal Elhami, Senior Professor of Urdu, Government Boys Degree College, Skardu and Professor Syed Tahzibul Hassan, Principal, Government Boys Inter College, Nagar Gilgit Baltistan and a representative from the Embassy of Japan. 25 students participated in the speech competition.

This competition provided an opportunity for young and talented students to express themselves freely on the growing cordial relations between Japan and Pakistan. In the future, these students may help to hold bridges of friendship and cooperation between the two nations.

Ambassador Hiroshi Inomata awarded certificates and souvenirs to the position holders of the competition. All students were given certificates for their participation. (End)

On the recommendations of the judges, the prize winners of the Children’s Art Competition About Japan were as follows:
First Prize:     Noraiz Khan, Hunza Public School, Aliabad, Hunza
Second Prize: Alina Ijlal, Hasegawa Memorial Public School & College, Karimabad, Hunza
Third Prize:   Naila Baig, Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Karimabad, Hunza

The Names of the Prize Winners in Speech Competition were as follows:
First Prize:   Rukhsana Juma Khan, F.G. Boys Model High School, Nasirabad, Hunza
Second Prize: Uzam Sultan, Hasegawa Memorial Public School & College, Karimabad, Hunza
Third Prize:   Heera Hayat, Govt. Boys School, Sumayar.