My Land–My People

100 artworks exhibited in My Land–My People from Azad Jammu, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan


Exhibition ‘ My Land–My People ‘ shows the beautiful landscapes and landmarks of the regions. Colourful landscapes, portraits and still lives went on display at a new exhibition at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Wednesday.

Exhibition was Organised by the Special Communications Organisation (SCO) and the PNCA. The exhibition featured 100 works made under the theme ‘ My Land–My People ’ by students from AJK and GB.

The pieces were selected out of thousands of submissions from both regions.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Samina Alvi, who was invited as chief guest.

“The world needs to take notice that while our children in AJK as well as GB are showcasing their aesthetic talents, children in the occupied valley yearn for free air and dream to enjoy the beauty around them,” she said.

The exhibited pieces were finished in bold and vibrant colours. It depicted landscapes and historical landmarks as well as traditional, cultural and scenic aspects of the regions.

SCO Director General Maj Gen Ali Farhan said:

“The primary purpose of this initiative is to acknowledge the talent of youth from remote regions and to showcase it at the national scene.”

“Overall, I found the exhibition impressive given the age of the students”. Imran Khalid, a visitor who brought his children to the show, said.

“Some good portraits, a few bold statements and most quite energetic works were presented in My Land–My People” remarked another visitor.

A visitor appreciated that the students were asked to think for themselves and encouraged to be original.

Originally published in Dawn, July 25th, 2019

Prizes and certificates were distributed among winners at the ceremony. The exhibition will continue until tomorrow (Friday).


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