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BNU Celebrates Alumnus Arslan Raza's Prestigious Shan-e-Balochistan Champion Award 2023

The School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC) at Beaconhouse National University proudly announces that Arslan Raza, an esteemed alumnus from the Department of Theatre, Film, and TV (TFT), has been honored with the prestigious Shan-e-Balochistan Champion Award 2023 by the Government of Balochistan. This accolade recognizes Arslan's outstanding contributions to the fields of Theatre and Film.

Arslan Raza, a graduate with an MS in Television and Film from TFT, BNU, has exemplified excellence in the arts and has recently represented Pakistan at the International Theatre Festival in Zanjan, Iran. His participation showcased the rich cultural tapestry of Pakistan on an international platform.

Upon completing his education, Arslan returned to his hometown of Quetta, where he has dedicated the past 12 years to serving the local community as a Film and Theatre Trainer/Artist. Arslan's commitment to social causes is evident through his involvement in over 300 Street and Community theatre performances, addressing critical issues such as Violence against women, Child labor, Gender sensitization, Child abuse, Poverty, Education, and Entrepreneurship.

"We are immensely proud of Arslan Raza and his remarkable achievements. His dedication to using the power of theatre and film to address societal issues is truly commendable. Arslan's journey from our classrooms to receiving the Shan-e-Balochistan Champion Award is an inspiration to current and future students of the School of Media and Mass Communication," said Mr. Qazi Akhyar, Head of the TFT Department at SMC.

The award-winning alumnus expressed gratitude for the recognition and shared his optimism for the future. "I am honored to receive the Shan-e-Balochistan Champion Award, and I believe in the transformative power of storytelling. Through theatre and film, we can create awareness, inspire change, and bring communities together. I am grateful to BNU for providing me with the skills and platform to make a positive impact," said Arslan Raza.

The School of Media and Mass Communication at BNU extends its heartfelt congratulations to Arslan Raza and wishes him continued success in his future endeavors, as he continues to use his artistic talents to make a meaningful difference in society.

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