Islamabad -  More than 200 Calligraphers have submitted their art works to the National History and Literary Heritage Division to participate in the upcoming National Calligraphy Competition and Exhibition.

 Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui presided over the high-level meeting to review the arrangements of the National Calligraphy Competition and Exhibition, starting from February 23.

 “It is a matter of great pride 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,” said Irfan Siddiqui. He said that National Calligraphy 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. Irfan Siddiqui 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, the special persons and women calligraphers.

Federal Secretary for NHLH, Engineer Aamir Hasan , Joint Secretary, Syed Junaid Akhlaq and other relevant officials of the division briefed the Advisor to Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui about the arrangements made for this grand event so far.

Chairman National Language Promotion Department, Iftikhar Arif, Managing Director National Book Foundation, Dr. Inam ul Haq Javed and others officials also attended the meeting.