Tribute: NH-LH to organise calligraphy competition

ISLAMABAD: National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division has decided to arrange a National Competition of Calligraphy by end of February as a part of its efforts to revive the glorious art of calligraphy and encourage the artists to achieve excellence in their artistic endeavours.

This was announced by Advisor to Prime Minister on NH&LH Irfan Siddiqui while presiding over a meeting of the officials of the division on Monday.

Speaking during the meeting, Siddiqui said calligraphers from all four provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and tribal areas will participate in the competition.

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He said the competition will be dedicated to the great South Asian Calligrapher, Abdul Majeed Parvin Raqam for paying him tribute for his extraordinary contributions to the field of Calligraphy.

An exhibition of the calligraphic art pieces, included in the competition, will also be arranged in the federal capital from February 23 to February 28 for the art lovers, he said.  Irfan Siddiqui said the art of Calligraphy carries a significant place in the Islamic arts but unfortunately lacked patronage at government level in the past. This competition is being arranged for encouraging young calligraphers and motivating them to nourish their skills, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2018.

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