ISLAMABAD: Over 200 calligraphers have submitted their artworks to the National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division for participation in the upcoming national calligraphy competition and exhibition, which reflects their enthusiasm and love for this ancient form of art.
This was stated by Advisor to Prime Minister on NH&LH Irfan Siddiqui while presiding over a high-level meeting here to review the arrangements of the calligraphy competition starting from February 23.
Irfan Siddiqui said, “It is a matter of great satisfaction that calligraphers from far-flung areas of the country, including FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir have submitted their unique art pieces to the division for participating in the competition,” he said. He added that the competition and exhibition will help discover talented calligraphers from the remote corners of the country and play a vital role in the revival of this Islamic art.
The advisor also said that this competition is dedicated to the legendary calligrapher of the sub-continent Abdul Majeed Parveen Raqam to pay tribute to his extraordinary services for promotion of calligraphy. The meeting also decided to give away special prizes to the calligraphers from remote areas of the country and women calligraphers.
NH&LH Federal Secretary Engineer Aamir Hasan, Joint Secretary Syed Junaid Akhlaq and other relevant officials of the division briefed the Irfan Siddiqui about the arrangements made so far for this grand event.
National Language Promotion Department (NLPD) Chairman Iftikhar Arif, National Book Foundation (NBF) Managing Director Dr Inamul Haq Javed and others officials also attended the meeting.