ISLAMABAD - Children of Rawalpindi/Islamabad educational institutions showed solidarity with the Kashmiri people by presenting skits, tableau, speeches and Kashmiri songs and dance in a colorful function arranged by Pakistan National Council of the Arts, Ministry of National Heritage & Integration in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day at PNCA auditorium. Students of various school colleges including Divisional Public School, Islamabad Model School for Girls, G-6/1-3, Islamabad Model School for Girls F-6/1, Islamabad City Campus, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Islamabad City Campus Islamabad H-8, Islamabad Science School & Collage F-8 & Islamabad Model College for Girls, Humak reflected the sufferings, miseries and agonies of the Kashmiri people through skits, tableau, speeches, Kashmiri songs, dances to attract world’s attention towards struggle of independence of Kashmiri people. The children paid tribute to the martyrs of Kashmir who sacrificed their lives for self-determination and independence of motherland. At the end of programme chief guest Mrs. Midat Shahzad, Joint Secretary, Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit Baltistan Division Islamabad awarded the prizes and certificates to the participating students.Meanwhile, a three-day photographic exhibition in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day was organised by Rawalpindi Arts Councils (RAC) at its Art Gallery on Monday.In the pictures, the artists displayed over 150 portraits depicting the atrocities inflicted on the innocent Kashmiri people in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) by Indian occupied forces.Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) Managing Director (MD) Zamurd Khan along with RAC Resident Director (RD) Waqar Ahmed and former RD Naheed Manzoor inaugurated the exhibition.A large number of the people belonging to all walks of life including students, teachers, human rights activists, artists were also present on the occasion. The photographs displayed at the exhibition present the firsthand account of brutalities suffered by the people of the occupied Kashmir at the hands of the Indian forces for demanding their legitimate right to the self-determination. Speaking on the occasion, Zamurd Khan said that the government and people of Pakistan would continue providing moral and diplomatic support to the people of the occupied Kashmir till they get their right to self-determination.He urged the international community to resolve the issue of the occupied Kashmir because the credibility of the United Nations has already hurt badly by putting the core issue at the backburners. He applauded RAC for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day enthusiastically.“We renew our pledge every year on Kashmir Solidarity Day to support the occupied Kashmir and not to leave in the lurch,” said Naheed Manzoor. She said that Kashmir was jugular vein of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan could not rest content till their Kashmiri brethren were liberated. Apart from the photographic exhibition, Kashmiri art pieces, comprising papier machie, Kashmiri shawls and embroidery, prepared by Kashmiri artisans Zulfikar Ghazi and Rubina Zulfikar were also put on display at occasion. Visitors took keen interest in the photographs.In connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, a tableau and Kashmiri songs competition among school students would also be held today (Tuesday), informed RAC spokesman.