Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui Friday said the upcoming three-day National Calligraphy Exhibition would serve as impetus to promote and revive the diminishing art of calligraphy and motivate the young calligraphers to achieve excellence in their work.
He was speaking during his visit to the National Art Gallery of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) to review the arrangements of the exhibition.
Irfan Siddiqui termed calligraphy as a great Islamic legacy and said concrete steps needed to be taken for its promotion.
During the visit, Irfan Siddiqui was accompanied by Senior Joint Secretary, Mashhood Ahmed Mirza, Managing Director, National Book Foundation, Dr. Inam-ul-Haq Javed, Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA), Jamal Shah and other officials.
National Calligraphy Exhibition will be held from January 24 to January 26 at National Arts Gallery, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).
More than 100 calligraphic art pieces would be showcased in the exhibition by around 50 new talented as well as professional calligraphers from across the country. The calligraphy exhibition would be arranged by National History and Literary Heritage Division with the collaboration of National Book Foundation (NBF).