Islamabad (Agencies): The Center for Public-Cultural Diplomacy (CPCD) marks the culmination of its transformative “Art Crafts & Techno Exposition” with a grand closing ceremony on November 25, 2023, hosted at the prestigious Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). Guided by the visionary leadership of Chairman Ambassador Salahuddin, this week-long event has seamlessly integrated art, culture, and environmental consciousness.
The closing ceremony was graced by the esteemed presence of MD Ruhul Alam Siddiqui, High Commissioner of Bangladesh, who served as the Chief Guest, infusing the occasion with added significance and a steadfast commitment to the promotion and preservation of cultural heritage. Mr. Siddiqui symbolically planted a tree in the PNCA garden, embodying a tangible commitment to environmental stewardship.
During his eloquent address, Mr. Siddiqui commended the talented artists whose works adorned the gallery, as well as the grammar school students who delivered a compelling tableau performance addressing the critical themes of water conservation and climate change. The High Commissioner underscored the robust relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh and announced the Expo’s relocation to Dubai, showcasing its growing international impact.
This High Commissioner of Bangladesh MD Ruhul Alam Siddique as Head of SAARC Diplomatic Missions made a big difference in the ambience & grandeur of the Show. As Chief Guest, he highlighted the perils & threats of climate change both Pakistan & Bangladesh faced today. Unless we deal with environmental degradation right away, our children will suffer and the young generation will never forgive the seniors and the two govts, he said.
Adding to the ceremony’s prestige, Mr. Siddiqui presented special prizes and certificates to honor the exceptional contributions of talented artists, performers, organizers, and volunteers.
A highlight of the closing ceremony was a mesmerizing musical concert, promising an enchanting evening for attendees. Ambassador Salahuddin, the driving force behind CPCD, delivered a closing address expressing profound gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and attendees for their unwavering support, which played a pivotal role in the exposition’s resounding success. Mr. Chaudhry declared that the selection CPCD’s Exposition of artworks & crafts for COP-28 in Dubai was a matter of pride & satisfaction for having taken the unique initiative which is new and original idea of Amb. Salahuddin Chaudhry.
There was a full coverage of the event by the press & eMedia both of the Inauguration & Closing Ceremonies.
The “Art, Crafts & Techno Exposition” transcended its role as a celebration of artistic expression; it emerged as a potent platform addressing global challenges and mobilizing support for disaster relief.