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Floral art for highlighting
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.
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,
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