JS Group and the Alliance Française jointly hosted a fundraiser gala dinner at the premises of the Alliance Française, Karachi to promote Art and Culture within Pakistan. The evening commenced with the plaque unveiling ceremony for the inauguration of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Art Gallery by Mr.Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, CEO of the Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF).
This was followed by the welcome address from Ms. Johara Alatas, President of Alliance Francaise and speeches by Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui and H.E Mrs. Martine Dorance, Ambassador of France to Pakistan. Alliance Francaise is a well-known international institution in Pakistan which is carrying out, since its creation, educational and cultural activities to promote French language and culture.
Mr. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui expressed his interest to continue supporting such initiatives and stressed the need for the private sector to contribute towards the betterment of the country through art, he stated that, ‘Supporting art is as vital as building hospitals and schools as art literally shapes national consciousness and also inspires the nation for economic and social advancement’.
The event was graced by Mr. & Mrs. Jahangir Siddiqui (Chairman JS Group) Mr. & Mrs. Ali Jahangir Siddiqui (CEO Mahvash & Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation), H.E Mrs. Martine Dorance (Ambassador of France), Mr. François Dall’Orso (Consul General of France in Karachi) along with many other eminent personalities from all walks of life.