Islamabad-A three-day film and drama festival started here at National University of Modern Languages (NUML) yesterday.

The festival has been arranged by Faculty of English Dramatics Club. Regional campuses of NUML and universities of twin cities are participating in the festival, said a press release. 

Rector NUML Major General Zia Ud Din Najam (Retd) addressing on the occasion said that education is beyond four walls of class room and such kind of activities are essential for personality grooming of the students. He said that getting degree is not important but getting knowledge is vital for not only the individual but for the society as well. He commended the performance of students and congratulated Dr. Safeer Awan, Dean English for activating the Dramatics Society of NUML. 

Earlier, Dr Safeer Awan Dean in his welcoming address said that new generation is living in a virtual world; they are unaware of the norms of society as they spent time on social media which is virtual and totally ignorant about the real world.

He said that performing arts play significant role in personality building. He stressed that such festival will be held on regular basis.

NUML main campus, NUML Lahore campus, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Federal Urdu University, Hamdard University, National University of Medical Sciences and Preston University performed on the first day.

Director General NUML Brig Riaz Ahmed Gondal, All deans, Registrar, Directors, Heads of Departments, faculty and a large number of students from NUML and other universities were also present.