Lahore : Provincial Minister for Human Rights Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that performing art and extra-curricular activities will help to root out intolerance and violence from the society. It is need of the hour to promote religious harmony and balanced approach in the youth to eradicate the menace of extremism.
He expressed these views while talking to media at inaugurating ceremony of 3-day drama festival organized by Punjab Human Rights and Minorities Department with the collaboration of Unique Group of Institutions at Alhamra Cultural Complex, here today.
The Minister said that it is very necessary to promote arts and extra-curricular activities which helps to eradicate frustration, ignorance and stereotyping approach from the society. Healthy activities not only helps to promote our culture but also introduce new trends in the society.
While responding to media, the Minister said that narrow minded and extremists are ruling in India. To impose ban on our actors and artists in India, it exposed the real face of India before the international community. He said that Pakistani nation is a peace-loving people who believe to have good relations with their neighbor but it is clear that we will not remain any stone unturned to protect our geographical, cultural and ideological boundaries. The purpose of the drama festival is to promote inter-faith harmony, tolerance and peace among the students.
Khalil Tahir Sandhu appreciated the performance of students of Unique group of institutions. Director UGI Prof. Amjad Ali Khan, Director Jehanzeb, Additional Director Madam Fareeha and Project Director Zulfiqar Butt were also present on the occasion. 3-day drama festival will continue till October 22.
A large number of students and their families participated in this colorful event.