By Our Staff Reporter
LAHORE: The Director Museum, Tariq Mahmood Javed inaugurated ‘Sikh exhibition’ in connection with 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak which would be remained open for general public by 30th September, 2019 at Lahore Museum.
The main objective to organize this exhibition was to ‘PALKI’, donated by Sikh Sanghat (Gurdwara Parbandhak, 2016) to Lahore Museum.
The Holy ‘Guru Garanth’ was displayed on “PALKI” in the middle of gallery by Lahore Museum authority.
These views were expressed by Tariq Mahmood while speaking to media representatives after inaugurating the Sikh exhibition at Lahore Museum here on Tuesday.
On this occasion, Tariq Mahmood said that exhibition was the chain of the birth anniversary Baba Guru Nanak memorable and ensuring maximum participation of the Sikh community from India as well as Sikh Yatrees from USA, UK, and Canada.
He said that the Sikhs are adherents to Sikhisum and around 23 million adherents, which is the fifth largest organized religion in the world.
He said that Sikh history is around 500 years old and in that time the Sikh has developed unique expressions of art and culture which have been influenced by their faith and synthesize traditions from many other cultures. “Sikh art and culture is synonymous with that of the Punjab region”, Javed said.
He maintained that art is form of expression which is very important throughout the religions and more specifically in Sikhism.
Lahore Museum is a rich repository of Sikh art and keeping in view of the said art, hereby holding a special exhibition from its multidimensional collections including paintings, coins, shawls, furniture, arms & weapons and costumes of Sikh nobility.
The Director Lahore Museum admired the Govt. of Pakistan, especially the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan for taking bold steps to promote international tourism in Pakistan.
He said that government of Pakistan is providing extremely best opportunities to the minorities to elevate the tourism through opening their heritage places across the country.
He vowed that Sikh exhibition was also arranged in order to attract the minorities on the special the directions of Governor Punjab. He said that these kinds of exhibitions show the safety of rights of minorities in Pakistan on national and international level.
Earlier, Director Lahore Museum visited the Gallery where he was briefed by Gallery Incharge Aliza Saba Rizvi about artifacts.