ISLAMABAD - Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) arranged a singing competition for young singers of age groups 13-17 years and 18-23 years here on Thursday. The contest attracted a large number of enthusiasts from educational institutions of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Students from 11 institutions participated in the competition. In category-I (13-17 years) Harry of Islamabad Convent School, Umer Riaz of Fazaia College E-9 and Tehmoor Ahmed Khan of Bahria Foundation School received 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes respectively. In category II (18-23 years) Annum Zafar of Islamabad Model College for Girls, Sehar from Govt Post Graduate College 6th Road & Saima Ebad of Fatima Jinnah Women University were awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd position. While awarding cups to the winners of the competition, DG PNCA Mashood Ahmed Mirza, remarked, "Arts play an important role in developing understanding, softness and sense of adjustment in society. Pakistani youth are capable to face any challenge in any field. We are proud of our young generation and trying to provide them the best opportunities, guidance and platform to utilize their potential in right way."This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 23-May-2014 here.