The exhibition of paintings and other art held at a private school in Pir Baba, Buner is a step to promote the Islamic values of tolerance and service to humanity. Students from 23 schools showed scenes in their paintings that are very real; militants with lethal weapons, families praying for peace and the fear in schools of being burnt. The situation demands that such exhibitions that help students get actively involved in promoting true values of our religion be encouraged and supported. It is important to let young students of the affected area express their thoughts on militancy and how it has affected their education. There can be no better way than art to work for our community. We, the citizens, support this idea of bringing children on the forefront of the war on militancy. -ETHSAM WAHEED, Islamabad, May 31.