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Lahore Arts Council starts first ever 3-day calligraphy workshop at Alhamra
May 21, 2019

Lahore Arts Council has started a first ever three-day calligraphy workshop to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan Kareem at Alhamra Art Centre the Mall in Lahore.

The workshop was inaugurated by Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Bukhari who acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of Lahore Arts Council in the presences of Executive Director, Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan.

Speaking on this occasion, the minister said that calligraphy is the most respected and fundamental arts of Islamic craftsmanship.

He said that calligraphy is among the most powerful art forms with the potential to highlight the brilliance of the Quranic verses.

He said these Islamic skill dates back to fourteen hundred years and artists have managed to bring innovation in this form of art over a period of time which will be very much visible in this workshop.

He said that the calligraphy workshop is a great step taken by Alhamra to create room for young souls and promote them to exhibit their skills to the masses and the nation-wide recognized calligraphers.

On this occasion, the Executive Director, Lahore Arts Council Ather Ali Khan said that calligraphy is the art of Islamic excellence used to convey and preach Islamic ideas.

He said that Alhamra is determined to keep this workshop as a yearly feature in the future for the promotion of calligraphers.

The first day of the workshop was attended by a large number of people belonging to different walks of life. This workshop will continue till 23rd May 2019.