Lahore Museum hosts a remarkable Sikh exhibition

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Khalid Butt

WHILE Lahore
hosted an Inter
national Sikh Convention at Lahore Governor’s Houser on Tuesday with Prime Minister Imran Khan joining the Governor Sarwar to welcome a large number of Sikh guests, from the world over, Lahore Museum inaugurated a remarkable Sikh Exhibition at Pakistan’s oldest Museum. It may be mentioned that Lahore Museum is a rich repository of Sikh art and keeping in view of the said art, it organized a special exhibition from its multidimensional Sikh Collection.
The exhibition was inaugurated by its newly inducted and scholarly Director, Tariq Mahmood Javed, as part of the chain of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak, ensuring maximum participation of the Sikh yatrees from USA, UK, Canada and India.
It may be mentioned that while Pakistan has several of the main Sikh holy places like Nankana, Punja Saheb, Kartarpur and others, Lahore was the capital of the only Sikh Empire established by Maharaja Runjeet Singh and has therefore a special place in its history.
It was therefore good to see a large number of Sikh yatrees from USA, Uk, Canada, India and other countries show up at Lahore museum on Tuesday to be greeted personally by Director Tariq Javed and his amiable colleagues.
Among the many notable features are some pictures and material of the youngest son of Runjeet Singh, Duleep Singh, who was removed by the British and taken away to Britain after taking over the rule in Punjab and some other priceless pictures, documents and other features from Khalsa Regime. The Exhibition at Lahore Museum will remain open till September 30th, according to Sobia Tahir of Lahore Museum, and is an added attraction to the best Museum of the country.