I recently witnessed a proud moment for Pakistan this week at Alliance Francaise in Karachi. Every year, Colgate holds the Global Art Contest for kids aged 6 to 9 years, in which the participants draw art works based on what they think what a bright smile means. Other than the concept being adorable, it is a commendable initiative by the team of Colgate to keep the trend of young, emerging artists alive.
As soon as I entered the venue, I saw a fully decorated wall of all illustrations and each and every one was very creative and colorful. There was also a ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of the shortlisted contestants, followed by a press conference of influential educationists from different institutes who present tokens of appreciation to the selected children.
This time around, twelve artworks were shortlisted and will be sent to the New York Head Office of Colgate in order to compete with artworks from 150 other countries. It is no surprise that we are a nation of talented individuals and we have indeed proved it in various arenas. Last year, a student named Humna Khayyam from Generations School stood first in the international competition which raises quite a lot of hope this time as well. Amidst the negative energy of the law and order situation, this is the kind of positive vibe we need to stay encouraged for a better future. Here’s wishing best of luck to all the candidates!