Mah­vash and Ja­hangir Sid­diqui Art Gallery opens

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

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.

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