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First Lady calls for pursuing floral art as a healthy pastime

ISLAMABAD: First Lady Mrs Samina Alvi on Tuesday said floral art brought beauty and creativity to the lives and homes of people who could pursue it as a healthy pastime.

Addressing the floral art competition organised by Floral Art Society of Pakistan (FASP) Islamabad Chapter, the First Lady said every society needed healthy hobbies to create harmony.

Floral art is a prominent way to create a pleasing and balanced effect in the lives of people, she said, adding that flowers were a source of happiness and reduced mental stress.

She mentioned her fondness for flowers and said as the former president of Ikebana Forum, she believed in its motto of ‘friendship through flowers’.

The First Lady said she was highly impressed by the creative art exhibits at the event and complimented the winners.

She lauded the women members of FASP for participating in international floral competitions and bringing accolades to the country, besides promoting its soft image abroad.

Later, the First Lady gave away prizes to winners of the floral art competition titled ‘Layers of Loveliness’ which had four categories namely seascape, urban forest, coherence modern exhibits and landscape.

President Executive Committee FASP Sobia Riaz and other members attended the event.

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