ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP): A musical show featuring national and folk songs and popular melodies was presented here on Thursday by singers and instrumentalists at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in connection with the ongoing Quaid week.
Local singers enthralled the audience with the popular national songs that compelled the audience to join the singing with zeal and enthusiasm while the PNCA also presented a stage drama to pay tribute to the martyred
students of Army Public School (APS) Peshawar.
The Quaid week has been arranged by the PNCA and Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to celebrate the 139th birth anniversary of father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The weeklong celebrations included a cultural show in which students from various educational institutions of twin cities presented tableaus, national songs, speeches and other items on various stories portraying the significance of December 25 as Quaid day and the value of freedom
The council screened the movie `Jinnah’ featuring the life of
Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other freedom movement leaders and the historical moments of the making of Pakistan to pay rich tributes to the father of the nation for his valuable contribution towards the creation of Pakistan.
While an exhibition “Raushni ka Safar” has been put on display carrying portraits and historical pictures of Quaid e Azam for creating awareness among the masses about his achievements and struggle in making the country.
The exhibition comprises photographs showing Quaid’s life, his family members and various stages of Pakistan Movement. Many photographs focus on
Quaid-i-Azam holding official meetings and attending functions after creation of Pakistan. Photographs of the historical moment of Quaid addressing the first constituent Assembly on 14 August 1947 are also on display.
“Our younger generation needs to work hard by following the footsteps of Quaid. Our youth has a great potential, they can make Pakistan prosperous by adopting teachings of Quaid in its true spirit, said Director General,
PNCA, Muhammad Naeem while talking to APP.
He said the Quaid week is an attempt to highlight the importance of celebrating national days and educate the young generation about their history through informative entertainment.
Celebrating the national days with art and cultural programmes is a regular feature of PNCA’s activities that not only celebrate the occasion but also involve young talent to create awareness among the masses about the importance of historical days, he said.
“Involvement of students for highlighting the contributions of
national heroes and significance of national days through tableaus and songs, give them an opportunity to understand the history and ideologies of such events in its true perspective,” he said.