National Calligraphy Competition to be held by February end

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division will arrange a National Competition of Calligraphy by end of February 2018, as a part of its efforts to revive the glorious art of Calligraphy and encourage the artists to achieve excellence in their artistic endeavours.


While presiding over a meeting of the officials of the division in Islamabad on Monday, Adviser to Prime Minister on NH&LH Irfan Siddiqui said that calligraphers from all four provinces, Azad Jammu Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and tribal areas will participate in the competition.

Irfan Siddiqui said that this calligraphy competition will be dedicated to the great South Asian Calligrapher, Abdul Majeed Parvin Raqam for paying him tribute for his extra-ordinary contributions in the field of Calligraphy.

An exhibition of the calligraphic art pieces, included in the competition, will also be arranged in federal capital from February 23 to February 28 for the art lovers, he said.

The adviser said that the art of Calligraphy carries a significant place in the Islamic arts but unfortunately lacked patronage at government level in past. This competition is being arranged for encouraging young calligraphers and motivating them to nourish their skills, he added.

Irfan Siddiqui said that the establishment of Calligraphy Wing at National Language Promotion Department (NLPD) is another milestone toward promotion of this art.

According to the details, as many as 15 prizes will be given to the best calligraphers in three different categories.

The committees comprising of senior calligraphers have also been constituted for initial selection of the calligraphic art pieces.

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