ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: A Prize Distribution Ceremony was held for the winners and participants of the Motivational Art Competition “Defeating COVID-19” at The Millennium Education (TME), Wahid Campus in Islamabad.
The Art Competition was jointly organized by the Center for Global & Strategic Studies (CGSS) and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Pakistan.
The Ceremony was moderated by the Executive Director CGSS Lt Colonel (retd) Khalid Taimur Akram and formally commenced with the Presentation by the Director CGSS Ms. Mehreen Gul who gave an overview of the Competition and shared various artworks that were sent by the students from across Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
Ms. Mehreen Gul said that such activities are significant for the youth to mitigate the negativities in the post-COVID-19 era.
The President CGSS Major General (retd) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery during his speech appreciated and applauded the students of The Millennium Education for their wide participation.
Major General (retd) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery said that the role of The Millennium Education, Pakistan is commendable as they encouraged their students to actively participate in this competition.
The Charge de Affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan Lieutenant Colonel Saadullah Tashmatov presented a speech and stated that the youth of Pakistan is very energetic and he envisions a bright future of Pakistan.
Lt Colonel Saadullah Tashmatov appreciated the role of CGSS for organizing this competition in crucial times.
The Charge de Affairs said that these children acted as the ray of hope in the gloomiest times. Youth has a very important role in cultural connectivity which has been exhibited through this art competition.
The Director Communication, Community & Outreach, Roots Millennium Schools, Pakistan Ms. Sabina Zakir welcomed the participants while appreciating CGSS and the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan for organizing such healthy activity for the students amid the pandemic.
Ms. Sabina Zakir said that CGSS always takes initiatives to create opportunities for students for their portfolio building. She said that we are happy to see our children back to school.
The speeches were followed by the prize distribution including certificates and medals for the position holders.
All other participants were also awarded the Certificate of Appreciation.
This art competition was organized when educational institutions were closed due to the pandemic lockdown with the aim to keep the students busy and provide them the opportunity to showcase their creativity in a healthy manner and bring hope in the crisis situation to fight against COVID-19.
This competition also proved to be a source of increased and strengthened people to people contact between Pakistan & Uzbekistan.
The competition was open for students all over Pakistan & Uzbekistan for children aging 8-15 years.
This competition received 577 total entries including 44 from Uzbekistan and 246 from other schools of Pakistan.
It is worth mentioning that the students of The Millennium Education (TME), Pakistan widely participated in the art competition with a total number of 287 entries.
The names of the position holders are as below:
- First Position: Ms. Dua Ahmed – Roots Millennium School, One World Campus
- Second Position: Mr. Hassaan Tahir Roots Millennium School, Waterloo Campus, PWD
- Third Position: Mr. Syed Ibrahim Raza Roots Millennium School, Wahid Campus