In a bid to promote and inspire ideas of peace and tolerance among youth, the National Counter Terrorism Authority held a National Poster Contest. Significant number of contestants participated countrywide with impressive paintings and digital designs based on the concepts of “Peace, Tolerance and Co-existence”.
Concept behind this contest was part of NACTA’s Outreach Policy of sensitizing country’s youth, which is 62% of the population, on the need of eradication of extremism from the society by promoting harmony, tolerance, co-existence and peace.
The Poster Contest was announced in May last, by inviting various public and private sector schools, colleges and universities including the fine arts institutions. The contest was held among three categories based on different age groups between the ages of 10 to 25 years of the participants.
Winners of the contest were announced here at NACTA headquarters. A four-member panel of jury consisting officers of NACTA and Director NCA, Rawalpindi judged the entrant posters. Cash prizes for the winners of top three positions from each category and certificates for all the participants were announced. First position holders were Hamdia Niazi, Komal and Ezaz Ali from the category of 10-15 years, 16-20 years and 21-25 years, respectively. The National Coordinator NACTA, Mahar Khaliq Dad Lak appreciated outstanding talent of the participants.