Saturday, May 1, 2010

5th All Pakistan Painting, Sketching and Photography Competition - - Organized by EHS of University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore

LAHORE: The University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore Environmental and Horticultural Society (EHS) organised its 5th All Pakistan Painting, Sketching and Photography Competition where students from various institutions participated in the environment-based event.

The event was solely organised by EHS Coordinator Jalal Awan. The exhibition received a massive response and enthusiastic participation from students from medical colleges to arts colleges such as the National College of Arts (NCA) and Indus Valley School, and institutions from as far as Sindh and Balochistan alo participated.

History: In year, 2000, the society started its innovative project of Painting Sketching and Photography Exhibition, which involved current environment-related themes. The exhibition attracted humungous interest from student quarters and the participation was massive. In 2005, the event evolved into a massive display of exquisite art with participation from all over the country. Thus began the journey of this delightful event called the All Pakistan Painting, Sketching and Photography Competition. With every passing year, the quality of work on display and the amount of effort and dedication put into organisation has increased exponentially. Moreover, the EHS also organises inter-varsity documentary competitions, environment-related quiz competitions, flower exhibitions, plantation drives and a lot other environment friendly activities. One of the most eye-catching works on display was designed by the EHS team itself. Their work displayed in the central enclosure was based on the ‘elements of nature’ depicted by elegantly designed life-size models. The concept was to showcase the environmental aspects of the four elements of nature by depicting air pollution, industrial waste, volcanic eruptions, aquatic pollution, deforestation and alternate sources of energy. The event was classified into three categories namely painting, sketching and photography, with themes ranging from Aquatic alarm, Green revolution, Industrialization blues, Cosmic catastrophe to extra-terrestrial ones like Alien invasion, SciFi to Terrorism, War and peace, Poverty.

All-out support: UET Vice Chancellor General (r) M Akram expressed his pleasure and appreciation for the event and expressed his all out support for the student society in its efforts to protect the environment and raise awareness about environmental hazards. A panel of judges from the NCA adjudged the artwork and were truly amused by the creativity and artistic expertise of university and college students. ‘Hope’ by UET’s Ramsha won the first prize for sketching, Zain from the University of Gujrat bagged the first position in photography and Zeeshan from the Hamza Foundation for Deaf claimed the first position in painting. The winners received prizes, shields, distinction certificates and gift hampers.

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