The old city relived its memory of being the epicenter of art & craft this month. In a week-long exhibition-cum-workshop, art lovers gathered in huge numbers to celebrate the historic art of writing in Kashmir – Islamic Calligraphy. The program, which was organized to revive the cultural ethos of Shehar-i-Khas in terms of artistic skills, was first scheduled from 17-23 July, but on public demand it was extended up to 24th July. The workshop was designed to provide a dynamic skill oriented space to accommodate larger audience, without putting any barriers of formal registration or time-bounding schedule. In seven days, around 14000 people visited the workshop including students, social activists, journalists, artists, government officials, tourists etc. The exhibition was open to all calligraphy artists to showcase their work. The exhibited works of local artists were highly appreciated by all visitors. The program was organized by Kashmir Chapter of INTACH, in collaboration with the Department of Tourism Kashmir, J&K Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages, and a local The event was inaugurated by a renowned master calligrapher, Ustad Muhammad Amin Kundangar, in presence of Director Tourism Kashmir, Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages, Convener INTACH J&K Chapter, eminent Journalists and Social Activists, and a gathering of locals.