8th JULY 2017 - 6:30 pm
AT THE ART GALLERY OF ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE KARACHI
Exhibition will terminate at
The Bastille Day Reception on 14 July 2017
Message of the Ambassador of France
on the Prisoners Art Exposition
“I am very pleased to see that the “Bastille to Karachi Exhibition” is held for the 4th time inaugurated by the Consul General of France in Karachi, and jointly organized by The Alliance française de Karachi and NewsPakistan TV.
This exhibition happens at a symbolic moment, as France celebrates its National Day this week, “Bastille Day”. The storming of the Bastille jail, on July 14th 1789, was the starting point of the French Revolution and has been celebrated every year since as the National Day of France.
“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” became the national motto. The Declaration of Rights which was adapted in 1790 encompassed principles and universal values which are still the basis of the French democracy nowadays.
The use of art in reformation in jail is an excellent initiative which should be pursued in the future.”
H.E. Mrs. Martine Dorance , Ambassador of France to Pakistan