World mental health Day Celebrated by Alhamra & The Little Art – DN
By Our Correspondent
According to the sources of DN, The mental wellbeing always plays a most important role in your capabilities and your aptitude to maintain good physical health, as this is a natural ability to do something.
In this regard, World mental health day, celebrated worldwide on 10th Oct 2020. To observe this day, The Lahore Arts Council, The Little Art and Punjab Institute of Mental health celebrated the day through a permanent exhibition installed based on the works of children’s art from all over Pakistan.
In connection with this, a ceremony also held today at the Institute in which the Provincial Minister of Punjab for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid was the chief of the event.
On the occasion Dr. Yasmin Rashid along with renowned poet, writer and intellectual Amjad Islam Amjad and Muhammad Ashraf, the Executive Director of the Punjab Institute of Mental Health, presented Shields to the Executive Director Lahore Arts Council, Saman Rai, and CEO little Art, Shoaib in recognition of their support and services in a ceremony held at the Institute today.
The minister for health Dr Yasmin Rashid appreciated the efforts of Lahore Arts Council saying that Alhamra is playing a vital role for people mental wellbeing, she also apprised the f the Little Art to organized permanent exhibition in collaboration with the Institute. Art and music help in mental therapy, reduce anxiety, stress and lead to increased self – esteem, she added.
Executive Director, PIMH, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf said that we welcomed the good initiative of Alhamra Arts Council and The Little Art, together we can reduce the growing mental illness in the society.
CEO little Art, Shoaib Ahmed said that we are working hard to improve the mental health of human beings, especially in view of the mental health of the younger generation through different healthy activities. The Little Art is working on issues whose effects directly beautify society.
Executive Director Lahore Arts Council Saman Rai, regarding World Mental Health Day, said that working to improve a person’s mental state is my most important goal because the health of the human brain is an important part of my education and training.
Rai said. “My focus has always been on how I, as the head of the leading institution of arts and culture, can provide the mentally healthy entertainment. To our people to reduce the depression in society.
I had joined Alhamra as E.D on 1st Jun when the everyone was facing the state of lockdown. By the very first day I felt that not only Pakistan. But the whole world is suffering from great mental anguish at the moment. So I thought, what can we do for our people? Considering the mental health of the people, I decided to organized the 16th Young Artists Exhibition online at Alhamra.
As Alhamra announced the exhibition, it raised the spirit to do something exited in youth. Who was drowning in despair and depression and it was all what the council actally wants, she added.
Information Officer Alhamra Samreen Bukhari said, to improve the mental health of the younger generation. Alhamra is organizing different events of painting, dancing, music. And other fields of fine arts to keep the youth engaged in the best mental activities.
LAC believe that the mental health of our people is more impotent. Than the physical fitness to live a healthy and active life, she added. – PUNA