Froebelians Class of 2008 | FJWU exhibition
An exciting moment for Froebelians
Islamabad: It was hard to believe that students of the 'Class of 2008'
once ran after one another and played childish pranks inside the
premises of the Froebel's International School in Islamabad.
Saturday, they weren't the same carefree children, they were young adults about
to enter the real world. The ceremony started off with a welcome note by Abbas
Zaidi, one of the best speakers this school had seen. Graduating students
arrived in robes and hats as they gracefully walked down the stairs and sat on
their respective seats.
A minute was given to the proud, beaming parents
to greet their children and to capture that glorious moment on their cameras.
One of the teachers, Mohammad Abid, in his address, reminded the outgoing class
that the world is full of 'deceit' and that they, as Froebelians, had a duty not
to fall prey to it.
"Carry sunshine with you to brighten your darkest
hours," said Ms Afia, the principal. "With your abilities, what others can do,
you can do better," she added. Prominent Supreme Court lawyer of Islamabad Anees
Jillani was the chief guest on the occasion and recounted some of his
experiences, and bestowed the students with valuable advice, especially that of
to count our blessings and to carry the poor with us.
Anees Jillani and
Ms Afia handed out the graduation certificates, giving each student a hearty
congratulation as the parents clicked their cameras. It was a shining moment for
the students, their families and their teachers.
After the ceremony,
students assembled for a group photograph with the chief guest, after which they
threw their graduation hats into the air collectively to express their joy. It
was an emotional, yet exciting moment for everyone. All 101 graduate students
would look back to with fondest memories, for this was the day that marked their
first footsteps into the direction of their dreams. The News
Five-day exhibition: FJWU art students show talent
Rawalpindi: A five-day exhibition of works of the first batch of eight students
of Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Fine Arts Department started on
Vice Chancellor (VC) Prof Saeeda Asadullah Khan opened the
exhibition at the Fine Arts Department. Students and teachers appreciated
dissertations, and the 80 samples of photography, textile work, mixed media and
miniature painting that were on display.
Hadaya Fatima has done her
thesis under the title of "Butterflies: Metamorphosis Mode to Ultimate Freedom".
The work is based on paintings in mixed media including acrylics, wires, beads,
pencils and oil paints.
Sania Sheikh's miniature paintings were put under
the title of "Circus Culture in Pakistan". Her thesis intends to promote circus
culture, which she believes is a neglected but important element of performing
Huma Ahmed's miniature paintings were tiled "The Scared Lotus and
The Four Sights of Buddhism". She explores the basic symbols of Buddhism. She
said that she was assigned to present Buddhism through symbol of lotus
Sarah Iqbal has done textile designing using techniques of
Celtic art, mixed with colourful and modern designs of sarees, kurtis and gowns.
Shafaq Ahsan has made beautiful designs on accessories of interior
decor. She used Indus Valley Script to create decorative wall hangings. The most
fabulous wall hanging was called "Wooden Wheel" decorated with small pieces of
Ahsan said, "Indus Valley is my inspiration for choice of colours.
Mostly, these colours are referred to as mud colours."
has done her dissertation in textiles, titled "Realism towards Abstraction".
Shandana Hashim's photography was titled "Women: The Resilient" Umara
Tanveer' "Fire". Hashim has highlighted different issues and aspects of women's
life in the 20th century.
Tanveer has tried to explore colours of fire
and its nature. She captured different shades and colours of fire through.
The art pieces were commendable given that their creators were fresh
university graduates, supervised by Suriyya Saleem, Rohma Noor-e-Haram, Saeeda
Khanam, Baroosh Ahsan, Suriyya Choudhary, Zainab Mawaz, Nasim Mughal and Zarar
The VC said the students had done a great job. She said, "Every
art piece depicts maturity of work and professionalism." The exhibition will
continue till Friday. Daily Times