Artist conveys message of love, tolerance through art: Commissioner

RAWALPINDI: Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Noor- ul- Amin Mengal has said that the artist is an ambassador of peace through which he conveys the message of love and tolerance through his art.

He said this while addressing a function after inaugurating a joint painting exhibition at Punjab Arts Council Rawalpindi. The exhibition featured works by Najam Kazmi, Aftab Ahmed Chingizi, Azeem Iqbal, Abdul Rehman Tabani, Asif Hussain, Ashraf Heera, Rehmat Ali, Muhammad Hussain, Aiman Mahmood, Adil Mahmood and Mahmood Ali. Commissioner Rawalpindi Division Noor-ul-Amin Mengal said that it is a memorable experience to bring together the works of experienced and young artists in one place and it is proof that there are renowned artists in every field of art in this country.

He said that many famous artists belong to the Pothohar region and they have displayed their creativity everywhere. Commissioner Rawalpindi expressed special interest in calligraphy specimens and said that the old style calligraphy specimens that will be displayed in this exhibition have a unique place in the world and are appreciated.

He saw more than 70 paintings and calligraphy by 11 artists in the art gallery and appreciated their creativity. Naheed Manzoor said that according to the vision of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, special attention is being paid to the promotion of arts and culture in the region. Punjab Arts Council has always been one step ahead in spreading Pothohar culture to the world.

Director Punjab Arts Council Rawalpindi Waqar Ahmed said that Pothohar region is rich in art and culture. He said that Punjab Arts Council Rawalpindi has always encouraged young artists and played a significant role in teaching and promoting various arts. The exhibition featured landscapes, miniature, calligraphy, relief wor, sculpture and cityscape.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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