Students of the City School’s Civil Lines Campus painted picture of peace through drama, stupefying performances and breeze of best theatre here on Tuesday.
Awami League Chairman Sheikh Rashid Ahmed was the chief guest, while parents and students attended the event titled ‘Peace Fiesta’. Children sang beautiful songs to spread the message of harmony. They were clad in traditional dresses of different countries and danced on the beats of the drum. A mime act titled ‘Pandora’s Box,’ showing the eradication of evils from society was also performed by children followed by a hip-hop dance and a dance by girls on ‘Taare Zameen Par’.
Sheikh Rashid said: “The new generation is much more smarter than ours and we have full faith in our youth. A huge change is coming in the country in the form of education.” He said that he has utilised more than 60 plots in the NA-55 by constructing high schools and colleges for girls.
He wished that someday his ‘Lal Haveli’ would also become some kind of educational institution. He said that recently he visited some European countries and was shocked to see that students from Pakistan who had gone for studying are looking for jobs there because their parents are unable to fund their studies. “We need to change the scenario through education and I feel proud to say that Rawalpindi is the best city in girls’ education,” he said.