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  WATERWISE ART CONTEST - 2006 LAHORE
 
 

This year to commemorate 'World Water Day', Dadex  announced the top three winners for their famed ‘WaterWise Art Contest 2006’ for children in Lahore on March 19, 2006. The top three winners from two age groups, 8-10 year and 11-13 years, were awarded prizes and certificates in a colourful prize distribution ceremony held at Ali Institute of Education in Lahore
Over 50 leading schools participated in the art contest and an outstanding number of individual entries were received from students of the participating schools. The contest invited children between the ages of 08-10 years and 11-13 years to paint posters on themes that included: ‘Water for Life’ and ‘Let’s conserve together’ respectively. The activity partners for the art contest were the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan, who conducted awareness campaigns for a month in different schools and shared information on water conservation among school children
The Chief Guest, Mr. Nayyar Ali Dada, renowned architect of Pakistan  awarded prizes and certificates to the top three winners from two age groups and appreciated the Water Wise art contest organised by Dadex and stressed the need to educate our new generation about water Conservations issues. He further explained that children are the real assets of our country and imparting the awareness of water preservation will help Pakistan make a rapid headway in the comity of nations
Noted writer Munno bhai who was the key note speaker at the event said that Art, in its broadest meaning, is the expression of creativity or imagination. He further explained that Art of any type or medium allows kids to express their emotions, to learn and develop appreciation for art. It’s wonderful when we provide art projects for them or when they are encouraged to express their creative side. Through these interesting, motivational occasions students have enhanced their education concerning ground water, water conservation, properties of water and water pollution. Messages communicated through artistic styles to teach people of all ages to better care for and make wise decisions about water
Top 50 entries were displayed at the event which was evaluated by the judges. The paintings successfully highlighted how life revolves around water, how Pakistan’s water supply is being polluted, and what can be done for a more WaterWise Pakistan.

The panel of Judges included Dr. Shagufta Shah Jehan, Director (Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency), Ms. Beena Qureshi, Consultant, I Rehman, Director (Human Rights Commission Pakistan) and Mr. Amjad Aslam, Head of Communications (WWF-Pakistan) and R. Naeem, National College of Arts.
The art contest was supported by the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan.
Dadex has been promoting the cause of water conservation for the past two years in Pakistan through active advertising of public service messages in the newspapers and magazines and sponsoring related events.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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