RAWALPINDI, July 15: Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with Strengthening Participatory Organization (SPO) organised an exhibition called Women Art and Craft on Sunday.

Handicrafts, comprising of hand made jewelry, pottery decoration, dresses, and glass work, made by imprisoned women were displayed in the exhibition.

The main objective of the exhibition was to present the handicrafts of the women to the public so that they may earn their livelihood in a respectful manner.

In addition to the arts and crafts exhibition, a drama “Hawa ki Beti” was also presented in the Council’s auditorium. Famous actors Ejaz Baig, Iffat Chaudhry, and Saleem Babba played the leading roles. The drama presented the challenges and difficulties faced by women in our society.

After the drama, music was arranged for the participants. Renowned folk singers of the region, Nadeem Ali Khan and Akhtar Channan, performed and were highly appreciated by the audience.

Nosheen Akbar, SPO official, said that women made up 52 per cent of our society, and progress without the empowerment of women is not possible. She said the imprisoned women were also part of the society, and it was the people’s duty to make them active members of the society.

Rawalpindi Arts Council resident director Waqar Ahmed said the Council was allowing women to be represented. “It is a great honour for the Council that a platform is also being provided to those women who are imprisoned,” he added.

An immense crowd participated in the events.

More From This Section

Senate in disbelief over Kashmir Highway ‘deadline’

ISLAMABAD: It is often said that the people are wary of politicians’ promises. But on Thursday, the Senate...

Bombers’ trail leads to arrests from guava farm in south Punjab

Officials said they are comparing the bombers’ modus operandi with that of TTP and UBA in Islamabad Sabzi Mandi blast.

Experts stress women’s role in poverty alleviation

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a conference here on Thursday stressed the role of women in alleviating poverty in the...

Google Maps to be used for joint patrolling by police

Police will use Google Maps to define the patrolling points and as well as the beats and pickets in the cities.

Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Front Page