ISLAMABAD:President Mamnoon Hussain says revival of fine arts in the country is need of the hour and the government will always continue to promote this cultural heritage.
He said this while talking to Advisor to Prime Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Division Irfan Siddiqui in Islamabad.
The President emphasized on rejuvenation of fine arts and participation of the youth as it not only demonstrates keen interest shown by the new generation towards its cultural heritage but also reflects that it will also be a source for revival and strengthening of culture and national development.
Mamnoon Hussain underscored that history reveals that successful nations are those which remained connected to their cultural heritage and also tried to promote it.
Eminent calligrapher Ashraf Heera and artist Waqas Ahmed Shaiq were also present on the occasion.
The President appreciated work of both artists and awarded them with cash prizes. APP/AFP