SIUT organizes certificate distribution of 3rd painting exhibition

September 5, 2014 Off By Web Desk

Karachi: The 3rd School Children’s Painting Exhibition and prize distribution, organized by the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) was held at Dewan Farooq Medical Centre on Saturday.

The theme of the exhibition was “Good Health is the Key to Happiness”. More than 650 paintings were displayed. These were made by school students in age groups 6-16 where earlier judged by well-known art personalities, Anwar Maqsood, Nilofar Farrukh and Rumana Hussain.

Coordinator of the exhibition, Dr Fatema Jawad said that cultural changes and new lifestyle have created a fertile ground for many diseases. Habits regarding eating the right kind of food, regular exercise and relaxation have greatly changed to the detriment of the young generation.

She emphasized the need for a healthy body in order to have a healthy mind. The paintings show great creativity and rich imagination of the children.

Dr Fatema also paid rich tributes to two great friends SIUT lost recently, namely Anita Ghulam Ali who was a staunch supporter of children’s right to education, and famous water-colorist Chris Abbas who donated her corneas when she died.

SM Shahid, another friend of SIUT read a satirical piece on the adult’s turning into “bad children” while the children had to make paintings to remind the elders to give up bad habits like chewing gutka and chalia, spitting pan, throwing garbage and writing all sorts of atrocious messages on the walls.

Abdul Sattar Edhi, Hameed Akhund, Majida Rizvi and Anwar Maqsood presented the prizes to the children. The program concluded on a musical note, with songs presented by Zainab, one of the talented young friends of SIUT.

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