Rays of Light Exhibition- Hunza & Taus, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

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Aethasham, Amjad Ali, Arsalan Haider, Karamat Ali and Sameed Makhani

Rays of Light Exhibition in Hunza

The Rays of Light exhibition showcases Mawlana Hazar Imam’s life, vision and contributions towards uplifting the quality of life for individuals around the world. Members of the Pakistan Jamat and community were able to gain insight into the initiatives of the Imamat and its global impact during this unique, experiential journey.

After the successful exhibition in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, the Rays of Light Exhibition travelled all the way to the land of the centuries-old fort, fortified by the mountain ranges of Karakorum, the Himalayas, Hindu-Kush, Pamir and the legendary land of the Silk Route - Hunza. Despite the weather and infrastructure challenges, the exhibition was successfully viewed at the Deedargah, which is now known as “Aga Khanabad.”

Surrounded by rich greenery, the exhibition was skillfully assembled in early July, after being transported in trucks through the adventurous roads of the Karakoram Highway. The volunteers of the Jamat rose to the occasion and shouldered every aspect of the exhibition’s planning, preparation and operation with fervour and dedication. Hundreds of volunteers were involved in making the event a memorable experience for the Jamat.

Traveling from Gilgit and far North, Jamati members, including the youth, adolescents, adults, and elders, as well as AKDN and non-community members, embraced the exhibition warm-heartedly. Expressing her views, a participant mentioned, “When I visited Islamabad, I went to see the exhibition as a participant. It has now come to Hunza and I am lucky to serve at the exhibition. Volunteering for the exhibition is a different experience altogether.”

Inaugurated in 2008, the exhibition, which has been viewed to-date by over 100,000 people around the world, features over 250 powerful visuals in an immersive, interactive multimedia format using technology such as virtual reality and other forms.