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IUST organises 5-day painting exhibition

Post by RK News on Friday, November 25, 2022

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Awantipora, Nov 24. The Wastoorwan Gallery of Art, IUST, hosts a five-day painting exhibition under the theme ‘Memory & Metaphor’ in which reputed artists are showcasing their work. The event was inaugurated by renowned poet and social activist Mr Zareef Ahmad Zareef in presence of Prof Shakil Ahmad Romshoo, Vice Chancellor IUST. 
The artists who attended the exhibition include Mr Aftab Ahmad, Mr Nabeel Sultan, Mr Zahoor Zargar, Mr Zahoor Ahmad Shiekh, Mr Shafi Chaman and Mr Aslam Naqashbandi. Other artists whose paintings were exhibited include Masood Hussain, M A Mehboob, Shujah Sultan, Iftkhar Jafar, Sheikh Zahoor, Arshad Sualeh, Rakesh Kumar, Arsalam Dhar, Shafi Chaman, Sameena Maqsood and Fiza Shah. 
Welcoming the guests, Prof Fozia Qazi, Director Wastoorwan Gallery of Arts, said that in today’s challenging times, art becomes a means for reflection and contemplation and such events usher in a fresh breath.
The chief guest of the occasion, Mr Zareef Ahmad Zareef, said, “Art brings us closer to our innate sense of creativity and answers our inquisitiveness. Kashmir has a rich legacy of culture and it is our bounden responsibility to preserve this culture for posterity.” He appreciated the efforts of the IUST and said that this is a great service to society.
Vice Chancellor IUST while welcoming the guests complimented the organisers on hosting the exhibition and highlighted the role of academia in the preservation of art, culture and heritage. “We have inherited rich and diverse art and culture, spread over five millennia and such exhibitions help us to educate the common masses and students to appreciate our legacy,” he said.
The event was also attended by Prof Sidiq Wahid, former Vice chancellor IUST, Prof Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Dean Academic Affairs, Registrar, Prof Naseer Iqbal, Mr Sameer Wazir, Finance Officer, Director Wastoorwan Gallery of Arts, Prof Fozia Qazi and HODs and other officers etc.

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