Punjab University holds colours of peace festival

LAHORE:07 March: A festival on ‘Aman ka Nishaan - Hmara Pakistan (Peace Symbol-our Pakistan): Rung de CEES’, under College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES), Punjab University in coordination with Centre for Health and Gender Equality (CHANGE) was observed at PU. According a press release issued here on Wednesday, Dr Tahir Javed, former Punjab Health minister Punjab, Prof Dr Niaz Ahmed Akhtar, Vice Chancellor Mian Habib, Prof Dr Arshad Kamal, Salman Abid, senior peace expert Azam Malik, cultural expert Muhammad Pervaiz, Director Programme CHANGE and Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad, principal CEES participated in the festival. The festival was full of fun as the students decorated the college with the colours of peace and arranged stalls related to foods, culture, art, environment and sports. They were all dressed up in cultural costumes representing different parts of the country including Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan promoting diversity and harmony. Students performed different skits, poetry, speeches and cultural plays around peace. Prof Dr Sajid Rashid Ahmad welcomed the participants and guests. He encouraged the students by appreciating their efforts in arranging the festival successfully. He added: “We are playing our part for clean and green Pakistan by planting 1,000 plants of different fruit for peaceful Pakistan.” The ceremony was inaugurated by Dr Tahir Javed. He said: “Today the true spirit of national unity is portrayed by the students.” Mian Habib appreciated the efforts of the students in bringing about the colorful event. Cultural music was also played by the renowned singer Imran Shaukat Ali, son of Shaukat Ali. Through his performance of various patriotic and cultural songs, he spreads the message of unity.The news.

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