French Award for Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal, Vice Chancellor, Institute for Art and Culture, Raiwind Road, Lahore has been awarded “The Rank of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters” by the French Government. This Award follows the earlier “Knight of Arts and Letters” which was conferred on Prof. Vandal in 2018. 
She was nominated by the French Embassy and Ambassador of France HE Monsieur Marc Baréty and conferred this honor by French Minister for Culture, Mrs Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin.  
Established through the decree of May 2, 1957, the Order of Arts and Letters aims to recognize personalities who have distinguished themselves by their creation in the artistic or literary fields or by the contribution they have made to the influence of the Arts and Letters in France and around the world. 
This decoration, which is one of the main distinctions of the ministerial orders of the French Republic recognizes Prof. Vandal’s commitment to the Pakistani culture and bilateral cooperation between France and Pakistan .