ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi on Saturday inaugurated a painting exhibition by eminent artist Jimmy Engineer at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad.
The exhibition will remain open for the general public for two days. The people can visit the exhibition from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm today, and from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm and from 3:00 pm to 7:000 pm tomorrow.
While addressing inaugural ceremony of the painting exhibition, the president appreciated the art work of Jimmy Engineer, and said that the painter has highlighted important themes in his paintings including Pakistan movement.
The president said that that the government is taking steps to promote art and culture in the Country as it is imperative for development of a civilization. He said that art and craft played an important role in renaissance in Europe.
Dr Arif Alvi said that new spaces including galleries, should be created in the Country to display pieces of art.
انسانی ذہن آزاد ہوتا ہے تو اس کے ساتھ قومیں ترقی کرتی ہیں۔۔ فن اورفنکار ہمارا قومی اثاثہ ہیں ان کو فروغ دینے کےلئے ہرممکن اقدام کریں گے۔۔تحریک پاکستان میں آرٹ کے شعبے سے وابستہ شخصیات نے بڑھ چڑھ کر حصہ لیا ۔۔صدر ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا تقریب سے خطاب۔@ArifAlvi pic.twitter.com/qsXIueGmoI
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In his address at the ceremony, the Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Division Shafqat Mahmood said that the present government is determined to project the diversity of Pakistan through its rich art and culture and the talented artists.
Shafqat Mahmood said that prominent figures are also being involved to promote the Country’s art and culture.
In his remarks, Artist Jimmy Engineer said that he has promoted Pakistan all over the world through his art as well as peace and social activist. He said that Pakistan is a great Country and together we will take it forward and project its soft image.