1st ever `International Calligraphy Exhibition’ in capital on Aug 25

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ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Research Centre for Islamic History,
Arts and Culture (IRCICA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
in collaboration with National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH)
Division will arrange first-ever International Calligraphy
Exhibition in federal capital on August 25.
An official of NH&LH division told APP that prominent
calligraphers from various Islamic countries will participate in the
exhibition and display their innovative work.
This four-day exhibition will provide a strong platform to the
calligraphers within the country to show their skills and learn from
the experience of calligraphers from other Islamic countries,
reviving the urge in youth to learn this glorious art.
A meeting was held between Advisor to Prime Minister on NHLH,
Irfan Siddiqui and Director General IRCICA, Dr Halit Eren in
Istanbul in May to discuss the modalities for arranging this
exhibition, the official said.
During the meeting, it was also decided that both of the
countries will join hands for translation of books on Islamic
culture and history in each other’s language. While IRCICA will also
allocate special quota of training courses for Pakistani
calligraphers, the official said.
An exhibition of traditional arts will also be arranged by the
year 2018 by IRCICA and NH&LH Division.
Dr Halit was of the view that both the departments should
jointly work to preserve the rich cultural heritage of Azad Jammu
and Kashmir, the official added.