Friends of the environment : Aga Khan Planning and Building Services holds art competition
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Daily Times – LAHORE: In an attempt to create a deeper understanding of the crucial importance of the environment, the Aga Khan Planning and Building Service, Pakistan, held an art competition titled, ‘Friends of the Environment’ at a hotel in the city.
The event was being held as part of Golden Jubilee celebrations commemorating 50 years of the Imamate of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.
The objective of this activity was to educate young people about the importance of the environment. Around 40,000 students from across the country submitted their drawings in the competition. The winners also painted at the event. Aga Khan Council for Pakistan President Iqbal Walji said, “The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has always tackled ecological concerns as top priority. Solutions to environmental problems cannot be implemented in isolation from the problems of our habitat. All environment related activities undertaken by the AKDN are integrated into other development activities like health, education, cultural revitalisation and economic development.”
Aga Khan Planning and Building Services, Pakistan, Chairman Hafiz Sher Ali said, “The paintings not only reflect the artistic skills of our youth, but also light a candle of hope to live in a healthy environment. These issues are not only creating severe threats for Earth, but are also affecting our health, personality, attitudes and mental growth, and directly influence our quality of life.”
The event aimed at raising awareness about the environment, which has become a major challenge for human beings. The event was attended by a large number of children, parents, civil society members and artists.