The education of fine arts should be made compulsory as it gives the students motivational tools to unlock a deeper understanding of their education and of their life, said old ravian and noted painter Dr Ajaz Anwar while addressing the inauguration of the Annual Fine Arts Exhibition at the Government College University Lahore.
GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman was also present. As many as 100 art pieces of students were put on display at the GCU Annual Exhibition organised by the university’s Fine Arts Department. The exhibition housed many paintings from calligraphic to abstract and watercolours to pencil drawings. The photos of GCU Building also met with a loud applause by the art lovers. A large number of painted greeting cards and ladies’ purse were also part of the exhibition besides ceramics and glass work.
Talking to media, Dr Ajaz Anwar said if the fine arts are made integral to the country’s education system and students’ learning experiences, it would result in positive social outcomes.
Speaking on the occasion, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khaleeq-ur-Rahman said that the fine arts open the minds of students in ways mere reading and writing can never be able to accomplish. He lauded the paintings put on display by the GCU Fine Arts students.
Earlier, an art competition was held at the Government College University Fine Arts Department. A large number of students from various colleges of the City took part in the competition. Ayesha Sharif of Ayesha Degree College got the first prize while Mirat Nasir of Govt Gullberg College, and Umme Laila of Queen Marry College were declared second and third at the competition respectively.