LAHORE:A spectacular event on Sindh Cultural Day was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm on Sunday at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall.The programme showcased the great performances of renowned...
LAHORE:A spectacular event on Sindh Cultural Day was celebrated with traditional enthusiasm on Sunday at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall.
The programme showcased the great performances of renowned Pakistani artistes Sanam Marvi, Reshma Parveen, Shaukat Ali Sheikh, Ustad Barkat Ali and others which met immense applause from the audience.
Cultural Secretary Sindh Akbar Laghari was the chief guest of the event. On the occasion, he said that all areas of Pakistan, including Sindh and Punjab, possess high cultural history. He stated that our all culture is wonderful. He thanked the administration of Lahore Arts Council for this colourful annual event and said that Alhamra is an important institution which is playing a vital role in consolidating the culture of all the provinces of Pakistan. The event was a joint presentation of the Lahore Arts Council and Sindh Graduates Association, Lahore. Speaking at the event, General Secretary of Sindh Graduates Association Anwar Chandio said that we are very grateful to Alhamra’s administration for providing us the opportunity to perform on an active and dynamic platform.
Lahore Arts Council Executive Director Ather Ali Khan said that concrete steps were being taken to promote the beautiful culture of all provinces. He said “Our beautiful areas and culture belongs to distinctive historical traditions and got distinction in contemporary world and to promote it is need of the time. Sindh Cultural Day show has promoted the passion of unity, harmony and corporation.
This cultural day is annually celebrated in Sindh province on the first Sunday of December. To celebrate this day people wear cultural dresses like Sindhi Topi and Ajrak.
MoU: To promote the arts and culture in educational institutions, Lahore Arts Council has signed the MoU between Alhamra and University of Home Economics to maximise youths’ involvement in the promotion of literature and culture at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall.
Alhamra Executive Director Athar Ali Khan and University of Home Economics Vice-Chancellor Dr Kanwal Amin signed the MoU at the ceremony. Lahore Arts Council Board of Governor Chairperson Moneeza Hashmi also attended the event.
Moneeza Hashmi said that Alhamra had taken a new step which would have positive effect and this initiative would be of great help in accomplishing our goals. She said, "We have invited 30 to 40 universities, which has received positive response and today, we have signed the first MoU with the University of Home Economics in this series. After this MoU, the university will organise its programmes at Alhamra, including music shows, plays and other cultural activities to accelerate the promotion of literature and culture, she added.
University of Home Economics Vice-Chancellor Dr Kanwal Amin expressed her views on signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), saying that Alhamra gave us the opportunity, which we are grateful to the Lahore Arts Council’s administration. “Through this MOU we will be enabled in various fields of arts and mutual participation will also promote through holding the conferences and other programmes, she added. On the occasion, Lahore Arts Council Executive Director Athar Ali Khan said that mutual cooperation would bring more youths into positive cultural activities which are a very positive step for promotion of art and culture. "It is our prime mission to encourage our youths by organising different cultural activities for their prosperity, because Alhamra has always valued art and artist," he added.