Summer camp ends: Art inculcates environmental sensitivity in youth: Jamal Shah


Staff Report

A two-month long annual children summer art camp concluded at National Art Gallery of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday.
PNCA Director General Jamal Shah was the chief guest in the concluding ceremony of the summer camp.
More than 70 boys and girls aged between six and 16 years have participated in the camp to know the basics of drawing, painting, poster designing, puppet-making, singing, folk dancing, photography, Urdu calligraphy, film making and theatre acting.
Several competitions were conducted to examine the progress made by the participants.
Children presented national songs, speeches on environmental pollution and water scarcity. Shah while addressing the children and their parents said that the camp was organised to bring creativity among younger generation and to enhance the skills they already have.
This would help them to decide which field they would choose in the future. He also said that art represents what we feel around us inculcating environmental sensitivity in youth which would result in a better environment. Children have a very clear vision, they have abundant talent.
Many artists have taken inspiration from children and one big example is Picasso for that matter,” he said. Parents of the participants appreciated the PNCA’s efforts to promote the arts and imparting skills to their children. They said the course content of the classes was novel and would help children learn many new things.
The instructors of the summer art camp include Nadia Raza, Shabeela, Zeenat, Momina, Ruqaia Aani, Nasir Seemab, Sheraz Chaudhary, while the camp was coordinated by PNCA programme executive Obaidullah.

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