LAHORE - The Punjab Council of Arts organised an exhibition of calligraphy by eminent calligraphers yesterday at Alhamra Art Gallery.

As many as 125 artworks have been on display at the one of the grand calligraphy show of the year in Ramazan.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Parliamentary Punjab Information and Culture Department Secretary Rana Muhammad Arshad. He applauded the efforts of the young artists adding that senior artists artworks was the treasure of our country.

A large number of people from all walks of life participated in the exhibition and applaud artists’ work.  

The exhibition has been featured 70 renowned calligraphers Abdul Wahid, Nadar-ul-Qaim, Munawar-ul-Islam, Ibne-e-Nadar-ul-Quran,Arif Khan, Erfan Khan Rehan unaware, Nauman Munawar, Zarina Kurshid, Fizzah Zaheer Salam, Shahidi, Sadaqat Hussain Siddiqui, Saeed Ahmed Bodla, Saima Ashfaq, Imran Sultan, Javed Iqbal, Sahab Wasti and many other young artists.

The exhibition will remain opened from 9am to 6pm till 17th June, 2016.

Calligrapher Munawar Islam told The Nation that the calligraphy piece of art was very old and it has been traditionally indulges with Sub-continent’s deep-rooted Islamic traditions.

“The exhibition provided senior artists as well as youngsters to exhibit their work in one of largest show of exhibition,” he said that.

He said art of calligraphy could only be learning with utmost passion and with allocating time from the heydays of life. He concluded that young generation has been showing interest in learning towards one of the ancient yet unique field of art, calligraphy.