RAWALPINDI: A poster competition was organised by the Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) on Tuesday to spread the message of peace and tolerance in society.
Over 100 students from various public colleges in the Potohar region participated in the competition.
The posters made by students carried messages of peace, tolerance and interfaith harmony.
Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Division Raja Javed Ikhlas was invited as the chief guest at the closing ceremony.
Addressing guests and participants, Mr Ikhlas said the government had pledged to root out terrorism from the country. He said Islam was a religion of peace and there was no repression in this religion.
He appreciated the work presented by students and said that there is a dire need to create awareness among the people about respecting the views and beliefs of others. He said the younger generation has the capacity to change the society through tolerance.
Former RAC resident director Naheed Manzoor said the root cause of terrorism must be eliminated so that Pakistan could become a peaceful country. She said terrorism and Islam had no relationship.
Published in Dawn February 25th , 2015