ISLAMABAD: After providing the art lovers and the students of history an insight into historical and cultural events through a variety of antiques representing different eras of Buddhist, Sikh, Mughal and Hindu rulers in the country, the week-long exhibition, titled “National Heritage of Pakistan” concluded here on Wednesday, December 13.
To mark the 70th Independence Day (I-Day) celebrations, the exhibition was organized by the Department of Archaeology and Museums from December 7 till December 13 at Islamabad Museum, Sir Syed Memorial.
A number of art lovers, especially students of different educational institutions from the twin cities, visited the exhibition to see around 500 displayed antiques belonging to different periods of history of Pakistan, including sculptures, pottery, coins, art objects, manuscripts and weapons.
It is a fact that nations which keep their culture and traditions alive can only survive and live a dignified life. The exhibition was indeed a marvelous effort to pass on the rich cultural heritage to the younger generation.
Archaeology was once a dormant subject and not given patronage at the government level, however, now the present government is taking strong initiatives to preserve the national cultural heritage.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui on Thursday last.
On the concluding day of the exhibition, a six-member Chinese delegation led by Zhang Xiaolan visited the venue and showed keen interest in the antiques displayed at the exhibition.