First Lady terms floral art a healthy pastime for people

APP80-23 ISLAMABAD: October 23 - First Lady Mrs. Samina Alvi addressing the Annual General Meeting of Floral Arts Society of Pakistan. APP

ISLAMABAD, Oct 23 (APP):First Lady Begum Samina Alvi on Tuesday said floral art brought beauty and creativity to the lives and homes of people, who could pursue it as a healthy pastime.
Addressing the floral art competition organized here by Floral Art Society of Pakistan (FASP), Islamabad Chapter, the First Lady said every society needed healthy hobbies to create harmony. The floral art was the prominent one to create a pleasing and balanced effect in the lives of people, she added.
Begum Samina Alvi said flowers were a source of happiness, which reduced mental stress.
She mentioned her fondness for flowers and said as the former president of Ikebana Forum, she believed in its motto of ‘friendship through flowers’.
The First Lady said she was highly impressed by the creative art exhibits at the event and complimented its winners.
She lauded the women members of FASP for participating in international floral competitions and bringing accolades to the country, besides promoting its soft image abroad.
Later, the First Lady gave away prizes to the winners of floral art competition titled ‘Layers of Loveliness’ with four categories, including Seascape, Urban Forest, Coherence Modern Exhibits and Landscape.
President Executive Committee of FASP Sobia Riaz and other members attended the event.