Islamabad-Compering is a delicate and beautiful art and it is the compere who takes a show to the height of success or otherwise, said DG Pakistan National Council of the Arts Jamal Shah at concluding ceremony of the 2-day compering workshop arranged by the PNCA.

Shah while distributing certificates among participants of the workshop said that compering had become a paying job and could be adopted as a profession.

Our youth has the potential to excel in the field and they must work with devotion and dedication to master in their chosen field.

The PNCA is always there to educate and train the youth in the field of art and culture and to familiar them with their heritage, he said.

For this purpose, we are providing opportunities and platform to the youth to showcase their talent, the DG said.

More than 50 students from the twin cities belonging to Fatima Jinnah Women University, OPF College, Bahria University and other institutions participated in the workshop.

Legendry compere Kanwal Naseer in her guiding lines highlighted basic principles and requirements of compering and said that a compere needed to be a well-read and well-versed person, familiar with literature, background history and objectives of the event.

Clarity of voice, correct pronunciation, command over language, confidence and orderly arrangement of the talk are the tools of successful compering. Knowledge of the topic and rehearsal helps in controlling the audience, she said.

Another speaker of the workshop, renowned compere and artist Basit Subhani, spoke on the importance of discipline and close relation with the heritage. Compere must be reflection of the culture of the country.

He advised the participants to concentrate on their selected profession and hardwork, dedication is the key to success.