Lyallpur Museum approves rules after 12 years

Plans to inaugurate calligraphy exhibition

Khawar Randhawa May 18, 2024
A file image of Lyalpur Museum. Photo by Express


After 12 years since its establishment, Lyallpur Museum Faisalabad has finally approved its rules and regulations.

This significant development occurred during a Board of Governors (BOG) meeting chaired by Dr Aamer Sarfraz, coinciding with International Museum Day being celebrated today.

To commemorate this milestone, Silvat Saeed, Commissioner Faisalabad, will inaugurate a calligraphy exhibition showcasing the artworks of the late Hafiz Anjum, a renowned calligrapher.

The ceremony will be held at Lyallpur Museum in memory of the distinguished artist.

Sources revealed that Lyallpur Museum was notified in 2009 and became operational in 2012.

With the approval of the rules and regulations, the museum administration can now establish and promote working relationships with official and non-official departments.

The BOG also decided to form a five-member HR committee to examine the eligibility of long-serving daily wage employees.

This committee is expected to finalise its recommendations within a month and present them to the BOG.

During the meeting, the museum's curator highlighted the long-standing issue of pending rehabilitation work and the need for environmental control equipment, including humidity measurement systems and air conditioning units.

The meeting also authorised the administration to sign MOUs with educational institutions, literary circles, and other cultural entities to transform the museum into a centre of excellence for cultural activities.

Curator Khurshid Jellani informed the meeting about the historical significance of Singh Sabha Gurdwara near Clock Tower, which currently houses a government model high school.

He emphasised its value for international tourism and suggested relocating the students to nearby schools, so the Gurdwara could be preserved as an integral part of Lyallpur’s cultural heritage.

The BOG passed a resolution to this effect, aiming to maintain the Gurdwara as a valuable historical site, thereby enriching the heritage of Lyallpur and the Sandal Bar region.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2024.



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