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Pakistan National Day celebrated in a unique manner in China
Pakistan Embassy Beijing, in collaboration with Silk Road International Art Center, Langfang and renowned Truck Artists enterprise ‘Phool Patti’ organized a Truck Art Festival in Langfang, China to celebrate Pakistan’s 83rd National Day in a befitting manner. The event was also a part of the activities planned to celebrate 2023 as China-Pakistan Year of Tourism Exchanges.
The opening ceremony was attended by more than 300 people including Chinese dignitaries, government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps, business executives, media representatives and Pakistani community.
Speaking on the occasion,Ambassador Moin ul Haque paid tribute to the founding father of the Nation, leaders, martyrs and heroes for their invaluable contributions in making Pakistan a reality. He stated that it was now the nation’s collective responsibility to make Pakistan a peaceful, progressive , prosperous and pluralistic country. He also highlighted the strengths of Pakistan as a tourist destination inviting Chinese friends to visit Pakistan especially in this year being celebrated as China-Pakistan Year of Tourism Exchanges.
Underlining the time-tested nature of China-Pakistan friendship, the Ambassador expressed the hope that the two countries would accord even greater importance to cultural and people-to-people exchanges to further promote and strengthen the goodwill and friendship between our two people especially younger generation.
The Ambassador spoke about the colorful truck art in Pakistan which has unique and creative manifestations of showcasing Pakistan's diverse cultural landscapes.
The Vice Chairman of ENN, the parent group of Silk Road International Art Center, noted with satisfaction the Center’s cooperation with Pakistan Embassy and expressed his fondness for Pakistan’s diverse culture. He underlined that his Center was proud of hosting this exhibition introducing the wonderful work by renowned Pakistani artists to the Chinese audience.
Mr. Ali Salman Anchan, the team leader from Phool Patti expressed his delight in coming to China and to be part of the first Truck Art exhibition in China of this grand scale. He conveyed his gratitude to the people of China for giving him and other artists so much respect and affection.
A specially-designed truck model and other items ranging from bicycles, murals, clothes, fans, ceramic pots were designed by ‘Phool Patti' team for the exhibition which would last for three months. The team would also hold special live workshops for the visitors to the exhibition.