MNA PML (N) Mohammad Hanif Abbasi was the chief guest whereas first female cartoonist of Pakistan and CEO Gogi Studios Nigar Nazar
Rawalpindi:The students of The City School, Satellite Town Campus, presented a potpourri of performing arts and flaunted their creativity at the school’s annual day function here at the auditorium of Rawalpindi Arts Council.
MNA PML (N) Mohammad Hanif Abbasi was the chief guest whereas first female cartoonist of Pakistan and CEO Gogi Studios Nigar Nazar was the guest of honour on the occasion.
Despite the fact that the auditorium’s air conditioning was not working well and
the loadshedding intermittently disrupted the proceedings of the show, the performers not only pulled through a good performance, but also managed to receive abundance of accolades by the parents and guests.
Since the focus of the presentations were performing arts, the students presented varied art forms including music, theatre, songs, poetry, drama, aerobics, ‘kathak’ dance, etc.
Students of junior section presented aerobics and a drama ‘Marry Poppins’ with great confidence and fluency. Though the drama dragged a bit because of certain dances and lengthy dialogues, but the students pulled through well with their captivating performance.
A student, Ameer Ali, presented a wonderfully witty and hilarious poem ‘Basta mere school ka bori se kam nahi’. The parents and teachers loved its humour and clapped on each verse.
William Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’ was presented by the senior section in which the boys acted extremely well and kept the audience engrossed in its twists. Nigar Nazar on the occasion said the boys acted well and she couldn’t recognise them, as they were wearing wigs
and personified ladies. “Hats off to the performers, as this shows their creativity as well as confidence to perform in front of such a big audience,” she said.
Gogi Studios also intends to start a cartoon series on electronic media, showcasing our own Pakistani culture. “Its high time that our children see cartoons that carry messages of social values. They should know about our own culture and that too with a ‘desi’ touch,” she said.
MNA PML (N) Mohammad Hanif Abbasi said the performance of this stature requires hard work of the teachers and the cooperation of parents. “We have high hopes from our future generations and education is the key factor through which we can sail through various obstacles and move on towards progress,” he said and added that the private schools in this
regard are wholeheartedly contributing to the cause of education, while in the public sector also, Chief Minister
Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif has recently initiated an educational mega project worth millions of rupees all over the province.