Rawalpindi - A tableau competition was arranged by Rawalpindi Arts Council to pay homage to the martyrs of Army Public School Peshawar, informed council’s spokesman yesterday.

On the occasion, Director College Prof Humayyun Iqbal was the chief guest while Resident Director (RD) RAC Waqar Ahmed and ex-Director Naheed Manzoor were also present.

Senior poet Aftab Zia and Tanvir Nusrat adjudged the competition in which Joint Staff Public School secured the first position and Bright Land Public School bagged second while Dr AQ Khan School received third position. However, Anglo-Arabic Public School remained on number fourth, according to the results announced by the jury.

Addressing at the prize distribution ceremony, Director College Prof Humayyun Iqbal said that those who are against the education of children are not well-wishers of Islam and Pakistan. He said that no religion allows children’s killing at any cost. “Our Holy Prophet (PBUH) loved children and Islam has also gives us lesson of peace and brotherhood,” he said adding that without education nothing could be understood or achieved in the life.

Naheed Manzoor and Waqar Ahmed also addressed the participants of the ceremony.