ISLAMABAD Dec 25 (TNS): Hundreds of children in audience witness the birthday anniversary celebrations of Quaid e Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Monday as the and selected ones participate in finals of the speech contest, tableaus and the national songs competition took place.
The PNCA Children’s Art Workshop organised preliminary competitions last week and the selected ones participated in the finals. Well-known puppeteer and humorous writer Farooq Qaiser, commonly known as uncle sargam, was the chief guest on the occasion. He gave away the prizes to winners of different competitions and also spoke on the occasion in a lighter tone that was amusing for the children as well as the elders in the audience.
Farooq Qaiser said independence is a great blessing God that was bestowed by the day and night work of the father of the nation. While celebrating the birthday of the Quaid we need to pledge to work for the integrity and solidarity of the country. Hard work and honest approach in life bring the best not only to build the character of a person, it is also necessary for the nation-building too.
The winners in solo song competition included Sunbal Nazir of the Islamabad Model College for Girls, I-9, Muhammad Abdullah of Islamabad Model School for Boys, G-10/3, Bia Shahzadi of Development in Literacy School, and Aryan Zahid of Bahria Foundation School. They won first, second, third and fourth prize respectively.
The first four positions in the group songs competition were won by the Quality School, Islamabad Model School for Girls F-6/1, Islamabad Model School for Girls G-8/3, and Islamabad Model School for Girls G-8/2 respectively.
The Divisional Public School Rawalpindi, Islamabad Model School for Girls F-6/1, and Quality Public School Rawalpindi, were declared the winners of the top three positions respectively. Seep Mehdi of the Islamabad Model School for Girls G-8/2 won the first prize in the speech contest while Hira Ali of the Quality School Rawalpindi, Muhammad Abdullah Abbasi of Bahria Foundation School Rawalpindi, and Nayab Ali won second, third and fourth positions respectively.