Rare photographs of Quaid-e-Azam showcased
Islamabad – A week-long exhibition, titled ‘Hamara Quaid’, showcasing rare photographs and portraits of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah on Wednesday opened at Aiwan-e-Quaid to educate younger generation about his struggle for independence of the sub-continent Muslims.
The exhibition, inaugurated by Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb, has been organised by the Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications in collaboration with Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC).
Over 300 photographs, portraits and paintings of the Quaid displayed at the exhibition portrayed the educational, social and political life of the founder of the nation throughout his life along with his struggle for creation of Pakistan. A large number of art lovers, students, intelligentsia, researchers and general public thronged the Quaid Gallery and its adjacent lobbies to have a glimpse of historical rare pictures and paintings of Quaid-e-Azam. Ali Husnain, a class 10 student, accompanied by other students of Islamabad, said that he came to know about the life and achievements of Quaid-e-Azam. He said that he wanted Pakistan to make progress and become a developed country. The exhibition was divided into three categories, rare camera photographs, professional photos and paintings under the title “Mera Pakistan”. The rare camera photographs of Quaid-e-Azam depicted his life history, family and political life while the professional photographs and paintings provided an insight into historical places like Badshahi Mosque and Hiran Minar in Sheikhupura and scenic beauty, rivers, crops and mountains which remained centre of attraction for the visitors.
A prize competition on Quaid’s portraits was arranged for primary to secondary level students and secondary to higher level students. In the junior category of the competition, Muqqadas clinched the first prize, Ebba Wahid second and Irum Sadaf obtained the third prize. While in the senior category, Hadiqa Aamir got first, Sharmeen second and Aisha Zahid acquired third prize.