The Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA, yesterday received 38 Islamic or Arabic Calligraphy from the government of India. The Calligraphy is based on Arabic language of words or verses from the Holy Quran that were reproduced from selected original pieces of calligraphy from Rampur Raza Library in India.
Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, the Rector of UNISSA in his welcoming remarks said that UNISSA very deeply appreciates and thankful for the honour of receiving the craft and aesthetics of Islamic calligraphy that would be exhibited at the UNISSA campus. He also elaborated that UNISSA has signed agreements with 6 Indian higher education institutes.
Her Excellency Nagma M. Mallick, the High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam in her remarks said it is her privilege of handing over the artworks that display a union of creative artistic ability and piety as one aspect of the shared cultural heritage between India and Brunei Darussalam.
During the ceremony, the Rector of UNISSA received the calligraphy from the High Commissioner of India. The gift from the Government and People of India to the students and faculty of UNISSA is a gesture of friendship from the Indian Government to the government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.
Source: Radio Television Brunei