Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Art Gallery opens
JS Group and the Alliance Française jointly hosted a fund raiser gala dinner at the premises of the Alliance Française, Karachi to promote Art and Culture within Pakistan. The evening commenced with the plaque unveiling ceremony for the inauguration of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Art Gallery by Ali J Siddiqui, CEO of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF).
This was followed by the welcome address from Johara Alatas, President of Alliance Francaise and speeches by Ali Jehangir Siddiqui and Mrs. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan. Alliance Francaise is a well- known international institution in Pakistan which is carrying out, since its creation, educational and cultural activities to promote French language and culture.
Ali Jehangir Siddiqui expressed his interest to continue supporting such initiatives and stressed the need for the private sector to contribute towards the betterment of the country through art, he stated that, 'Supporting art is as vital as building hospitals and schools as art literally shapes national consciousness and also inspires the nation for economic and social advancement'. The event was graced by Jahangir Siddiqui (Chairman JS Group), Ali Jehangir Siddiqui (CEO Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation), Martine Dorance (Ambassador of France), François Dall'Orso (Consul General of France in Karachi) along with many other imminent personalities from all walks of life. The night ended with a wonderful musical performance by La Bande A Andre, a French Jazz band specially flown in from France for the event along with the renowned Indus Gypsies to thrill the audience. JS Group is one of Pakistan's most diversified and progressive financial services groups controlling and operating market-leading financial services companies in Pakistan across sectors including commercial banking, insurance, asset management and securities brokerage. JS Group contributes towards Corporate Social Responsibility through its charitable arm Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation.