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Floral art for highlighting environmental issues


The amateur artists from different colleges and universities of the provincial capital   used the floral art as a medium to highlight the environmental issues and promote sustainable use of plant waste materials at the ‘Dry Flower, Shirt Painting and Posters  Competition 2016’ at the Government College University Lahore. 


Around 140 students from different educational institutions including Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Education University, Government College Gulberg, MAO College and some private universities participated in the competitions organized by the GCU Horticulture Society at the Abdus Salam Hall. Students competed on three different categories in the Dry Flower Contest; Central Table, Corner Table and Wall Hanging, besides posters were presented on two themes; ‘Desertification’ and ‘Save the Earth’.


“The talented students have taken the classical floral art to a new level. They have used plants’ waste materials, and blended the contemporary trends of floral art with the innovative ideas to raise awareness about suitability and environmental challenges,” said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah while appreciating the dry flowers artwork of the students. He said development was necessary but development at the cost of nature was not worth it.  


Speaking on the occasion, noted landscape designer Mustafa Kamal said that the Punjab government was investing millions of rupees on horticulture in Lahore. He appreciated the efforts of the students of various colleges and universities and encouraged them to be a part of the Horticulture Group of Lahore to make the Landscape of their institutions and Colleges more attractive and beautiful. He emphasized on holding more flower shows and competition to make students aware of the uses of the plants.


GCU Horticulture Society Advisor Prof Zaheer-ud-Din Khan said flora and fauna made the landscape esthetically appealing and heath friendly in accordance with the climate of certain region. He said that Lahore had inherited the Mughal sensibility of floral decoration which could be witnessed at the historical architectural sides like the Shalimar and Lahore fort. The participants presented their posters on various situations like better environment provide better health,  lets save our mother nature and join the race to make the world a better place at the competition.



Girls clean sweep Flower, Painting Competitions


The female students once again proved that they have better aesthetics than boys by clean sweeping all distinctions at the Inter-Universities Flower and Painting Competitions 2016 organized the Government College University Lahore Horticulture Society (GCU-HS) on the theme of “Three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.


Students from different universities including Lahore College for Women Universities and University of Education took part in the dry flower and painting competitions to raise awareness among students about the physiological impact of overall physical environment on human beings.

Surprising, all the positions in Fresh Flower (center), dry flower, T-shirt painting, poster painting and fresh flower (corner) contests were secured by the female participants from different universities.


GCU Botany Alumni Association President Ajmal Raheem, the chief guest at the prize distribution, said it seems that females have better aesthetics sense. However, GCU-HS Advisor Prof Dr Zaheer-ud-Din credited meager participation of boys to this ‘great achievement’ of female students.


Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah said that educational institutions including universities should equally focus on the character-building and personality development of the youth besides imparting them quality education and promoting creativity and research. He said GCU put in a lot of its financial and human resources on character-building and personality development of its students which later helped them in their professional fields.


Later, the Vice Chancellor gave away certificates and shields to Iram Iqbal, Ayesha Ghulam Nabi, Wajeeha, Iqra Iqbal, Maryam Abid, Fizza Shahzad and Darakshan for securing distinctions in the various categories of flower and painting competitions.







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