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Painting competition held at RAC

August 11, 2014

Rawalpindi Arts Council arranged a photographic exhibition based on Pakistan Movement here on Sunday in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

Divisional Convener Taqreebat-e-Azadi Committee Sardar Naseem and Member Punjab Assembly Raja Muhammad Hanif Advocate flanked by Naheed Manzoor and Resident Director RAC Waqar Ahmed inaugurated the exhibition.

More than 200 historic photographs of prominent Pakistan Movement leaders, including Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Muslims migrating from India, were exhibited.

The photographs showed Quaid-i-Azam meeting delegations of students, political leaders and Indian rulers at a convention of the All India Muslim League. Speaking on the occasion, Sardar Naseem praised the authorities for holding the exhibition.

"The exhibition will raise awareness among the youth about the sacrifices made by their forefathers for the creation of Pakistan," he said. He said that the government had decided to hold events throughout August to commemorate the freedom movement and its heroes.

"Pakistan is confronted with many challenges, especially terrorism now. We need solidarity and unity to overcome these problems," Raja Hanif said. A large number of students and people also visited the exhibition.

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Source: Pakistan Press International

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