WORLD renowned Pakistani artist, social crusader and philanthropist Jimmy Engineer continues to promote and project soft, positive, moderate and forward looking image of Pakistan and its peace-loving loving people before the comity of nations through displaying his art and delivering talks.
Article in Pakistan Observer
Jimmy Engineer during his yet another goodwill tour of foreign countries has now displayed his selected creative artwork at The Mall, Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. On the opening day of week long exhibition of his paintings, Jimmy Engineer talked about his life, illustrating his thoughts and motivation behind his paintings and also answered questions from the audience including large number of members of Pakistani community as well as local artists and art lovers present.
The inaugural ceremony of the paintings exhibition, according to a message received here, was also addressed by Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mindshare Workspace Mississauga Mr Robert Martellaci, President of Ontario Zorastrian Mr Neville Patrawala, President of Canadian Pakistan Business Council Mr Samir Dossal, Pakistan Consul General in Canada Mr Imran Siddiqui, Consul General of Turkey in Canada Erdeniz Sen, Members of Canadian Parliament Kaleed Rasheed and Iqra Khalid, Councilor Pat Saito, artist and radio producer and Ambassador for World Peace Ms AroojArooj, General Manager of Erin Mills Town Centre Mr Will Campbell besides organizer of the event Nelly Engineer.
By and large, they said that the visiting world renowned artist, a social crusader and a philanthropist from Pakistan Jimmy Engineer has dedicated his life for social causes, his paintings have been highly appreciated not only in Pakistan but also all over the world wherever he has presented his art work, through his art work he spreads the message of peace and harmony and promotes soft and positive image of Pakistan and its people, each of his paintings duly highlight the different aspects of the life of the people, their struggles and achievements, to which he is deeply attached and committed.
Earlier, Jimmy Engineer had also delivered a talk about his art, life and achievements at a function organized by the Pakistan Society within the compound of Pakistan High Commission in London on July 25, 2018. Over all these years, Jimmy Engineer has created more than 3000 paintings, 1000 calligraphies and 1500 drawings that are in museums and private collections in more than 60 countries throughout v the world. Many, however, have remained undocumented, as he has been giving countless of these away to charities in order to raise money for good causes.
As a social crusader, he has to his credit introducing the concept of fun, food and awareness programmes for mentally retarded, physically handicapped, deaf and dumb children by entertaining these children in posh hotels and restaurants in Karachi, Lahore and also in Sri Lanka and has held more than one hundred solo walks raising awareness of a myriad issues, mainly those relating to serious disadvantaged children, to widows and orphans as well as to the hardships and the endemic health problems they continue to endure.