Rawalpindi-The Punjab Arts Council (PAC) on Wednesday organized a photo exhibition based on Islamic calligraphy and spirituality to provide a platform for young artists.
Addressing the function as chief guest, Chairman Pakistan Green Task Force, Dr. Jamal Nasir said that a person is closest to Almighty Allah during prostration (sajda). “Watching today’s exhibition gives me a feeling of spirituality. I feel like I’m closer to Almighty Allah. There is a story behind every verse selected for Islamic calligraphy,” he said, adding that the chain of spirituality in modern Islam started with Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi.
On occasion, Naheed Manzoor said that we should encourage our children to pursue formal education and informal activities. “Islamic calligraphy is the heritage of Muslims and has produced many famous artists,” said Arts Council director Waqar Ahmed, praising the work of the young artists.
The aim of the exhibition was to provide a platform for young artists to show their creativity to the world.
The show featured works by Zara Khan, Amira Shah, Hamna Haider, Kashf Asam, Dr Samra Kanwal Khan, Aiza Ayaz, Huma, Jawariya Zeb and Umara Afshin, Farzana Bashir, Bushra Siddique, Naira Shafi, Hajra Nadeem and Iman Shiraz.
Additionally, various aspects of Islamic calligraphy and spirituality were painted on canvas in the exhibits. At the end of the ceremony, all artists received shields of appreciation.