Six thousand artists to be benefitted from health card: Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan

Rawalpindi, January 06, 2019 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has said that six thousand artists from all over Punjab will get health card containing Rs.0.4 million on merit. He stated this while addressing at the inaugural ceremony of painting exhibition arranged by Rawalpindi Arts Council and Knowledge Art Academy in which 76 new artists participated with more than 160 art pieces. Minister for Information and Culture Fayyaz ul Hassan Chohan has said that health card would be distributed among six thousand artists in which expenses upto Rs.0.4 million incurred on in case of illness of artist and his family will be borne by the government.

He also said that Voice of Punjab was going to be start in February with four stations Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Lahore in which twenty singers will be selected from each station and the final competition will be held in Lahore. He termed the competition different of its kind from other competitions.

He said that on the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and under dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar the government would launch revolutionary programs for the benefit of artists and general community. Naheed Manzoor addressing at the occasion said that arts council has always provided platform to young artists. All the artists have used oil on paint as medium of instructions and showcased different subjects like landscape, figurative arts, abstract art, calligraphy, and modern art. The exhibition will be opened for general public for three days.

For more information, contact:
Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC)
Cricket Stadium Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9292105
Fax: +92-51-9292106