Titled “Rahmatan lil-Alamin”, the festival was held in New Delhi and was organized by the Iranian cultural office in the city.
Some 120 works of calligraphy were put on display during the event.
Masoud Rabbani and Ehsan Shokrollahi from Iran and four Indian calligraphers produced works of art during the event.
Addressing the event, Iranian Cultural Attaché Mohammad Ali Rabbani lauded the ethical characteristics of the Prophet (PBUH).
He also pointed to the role that the Noble Quran has had in emergence and expansion of Islamic arts, including calligraphy.
Sheikh Aquil Ahmad, Director of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, also addressed the festival, saying that the council has 66 centers for teaching calligraphy as well as 90 centers for teaching Persian language across India. He said the center has managed to translate many boos from Persian to Urdu during these years.
At the end of the festival, the Iranian and Indian calligraphers launched workshops about their art which were welcomed by the participants.
More than 50 calligraphy students from centers affiliated to National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language had also participated in the festival.