Arts Festival at GCU
As a part of its Mental Health Week celebrations, the
Government College University Lahore (GCU) Dr Ajmal
Psychological Society organized a Performing Arts
Festival on the theme of ‘positive psychology’. About eight
teams of different colleges and universities participated in
the theatrical festival to project the conflict between good
and evil forces within a human mind. Lahore College for
Women University’s performance was most appreciated by the
audience. It revolved around the story of an argument
between the devils (of anger, hatred and greed) and angels
(of love, hope and generosity) which were trying to lure a
human mind with their rewards.
The Beconhouse University staged a play about the miseries
of man suffering from a psychological ailment, and
ultimately finds a way out from his superstitions and
hallucinations in Sufism. The script tried to highlight the
unexplained and mysterious healing power in Sufism.
The University of Central Punjab staged a play about people
who called themselves spiritual healers and misguided people
in the name of religion. The GCU Psychology Department
presented a mime touching on Sufi traditions.
Speaking on the occasion, GCU Psychology Department
Chairperson Dr. Syeda Salma Hasan said theatre, besides a
source of entertainment and joy, was also a best available
method to communicate a message to the society, and it must
be used in Pakistan to promote positive thinking and values
of tolerance, generosity and forgiveness.