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Art, Culture and creativity play a central role in our social and economic: Sohail Lashari - Press Release issued by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and...

June 5, 2014



Art, Culture and creativity play a central role in our social and economic: Sohail Lashari - Press Release issued by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Following is the text of press release issued by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

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Art, Culture and creativity play a central role in our social and economic life which makes sure that all Pakistanis, no matter where they live, can share in the richness of our cultural life. The arts have always been a significant part of my life. I personally place enormous value on the way all art forms have the capacity to appeal to our emotions, fire up our imagination and touch the soul.

These views were expressed by LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari while speaking as Chief Guest at Photography Exhibition by the name of LOCALENS arranged by National College of Arts (NCA).The Principal of the College Prof Dr Murtaza Jafri also spoke on the occasion.

The LCCI President said that Photography exhibitions at one hand provide new dimensions to one's thinking but on the other hand, it also makes positive minds convert their plans into actions.

Engineer Sohail Lashari said that all civilizations strive to express uniqueness, make meaning and beauty through works of art, creativity and photography. Government has a role to play in enabling the creation of cultural products and value, but art and culture are the community's creation. Therefore, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry would continue to support all initiatives aimed at promotion of art and culture in the country.

The LCCI President said that in this modern age, when the photography has also developed to a great extent, this mean of information can be used to highlight the important areas of our society.

Through this medium, we can form public opinion and bring attention to those hard facts which mostly remain out of the sight of general public. He said that photography exhibitions at one hand provide new dimensions to one's thinking but on the other hand, it also makes positive minds convert their plans into actions.

Engineer Sohail Lashari said that there is no second opinion about it that such activities are very important as our youth have more and more opportunities to manifest their talent and display their point of view through photography.

The LCCI President said that the government would have to come forward to encourage the sector of photography and the young photographers who always earn laurels for the country through their work.

Engineer Sohail Lashari also appreciated the young photographers for highlighting the soft image of the country through their work.

Speaking on the occasion, the Principal of the National College of Arts Prof Dr Murtaza Jafri thanked the LCCI President Engineer Sohail Lashari for encouraging the young photographers. He said that the private sector has an important role in the promotion of cultural activities in the country. He said that although the art and economy are two totally different subjects but the always have a lasting relations. No economy can grow without the cultural activities as these activities play an important role in attracting the international tourists.

For more information, contact:

Shahid Khalil

Information Department

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)

11-Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat,

Lahore -54000, Pakistan

Tel: +9242 111 222 499

Fax: +92 42 636 8854

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Source: Pakistan Press International


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