Building the national spirit
Two days of a cultural festival and colourful depiction of arts, crafts, music, stage performances, drama, dance, qawalis, theatre and food describe the Youth Arts and Literary Exhibition 2015 held in Karachi.
Organized by the Literary Society of the Institute of Business Administration in collaboration with the Anti Counterfeit and Infringement Forum (ACIF), the event celebrated Pakistan Day on March 22 and 23. The festival was held at the Alliance Francaise in Karachi.
Visitors came from different walks of life. Tying up with the Pakistan Day, the national spirit at the festival was quite visible and was manifest in the various activities.
The first day, March 22, opened with dance performances and was followed by a poetry competition. The festival then moved on to the exhibition gallery and an exclusive screening of Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol.
A panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Framji Minwalla which focused on the topic, ‘Struck Between Growing Technology and Poverty: Infringing Art And Literature, Bad or Not.’ Another panel discussion was themed on ‘Pirated Designer Wear - Lawn Prints Making Fashion Affordable The Only Solution‘.
The second day featured Jinnah. This was followed by an exhibition and a mushaira.
Such initiatives build the national cultural spirit and the IBA pulled together enthusiastic people at the literary and theatre festival.