Beaconhouse National University (BNU)

Mujtaba Zaidi

Graduation year:   2018

Celebrated 10 Years of 'Discovering New Artists' Impact

Celebrating a Decade of Empowering Artists, Beaconhouse National University's School of Education proudly recognizes the achievements of its alumnus Mujtaba Zaidi, who is an integral part of the inspiring Art for Change movement by Discovering New Artists. Graduating from the ELM program, Zaidi's journey of dedication and innovation has soared as his social enterprise, "Discovering New Artists" (DNA), commemorated its 10-year milestone with a grand celebration. The event was graced by esteemed guests of honour including Professor Salima Hashmi and the UK's High Commissioner, Ms. Jane Marriott. Mujtaba Zaidi's journey is one of inspiration and impact. As a testament to his dedication and visionary leadership, he was honored with the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award by the late Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. This recognition underscored his commitment to driving positive change in society through his endeavors. "Discovering New Artists" (DNA), the brainchild of Zaidi, has emerged as a vital platform for nurturing emerging talent in the artistic realm. Over the past decade, DNA has passionately worked towards providing a space for young and undiscovered artists to showcase their creativity, connect with mentors, and gain exposure to a broader audience. The organization's unwavering dedication to fostering a thriving artistic community has significantly contributed to the cultural landscape of Pakistan. The 10-year celebration ceremony held in honor of DNA's journey was a true testament to its impact. The event was graced by the presence of Professor Salima Hashmi, a prominent figure in the art and education world, known for her invaluable contributions to both fields. The High Commissioner of the UK, Ms. Jane Marriott, added an international touch to the event, reflecting the global recognition that DNA has garnered over the years.

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