A solo exhibition of Raza’s photographs titled ‘Seeing comes before words’ was held on May 16, 2003 at the National College of Arts, Lahore. It was inaugrated by the then Federal Minister for education. There was a display of almost 50 prints both in black and white and colour. To view a sample of the coverage of the exhibition Click daily-times-article-on-razas-photography-exhibition


4 Moumita Mitra, a brilliant young Kairana Gharana vocalist from Kolkata, invited for a concert on Mar 22, 2008 by the All Pakistan Music Conference in Lahore paid an informal visit to the Director of Sanjannagar on March 23, 2008.

Selected photographs of Rashida Raza were exhibited as a part of a two month long exhibition titled “From Pakistan with Love” held in Morocco from March 2008 till April 2008.

In the beginning of March 2008, Aliya Rasheed, a visually impaired Dhrupad vocalist, was invited to perform in Bhopal in a festival called “Swayam Siddha”, centered on the creativity of women. Apart from Bhopal she also gave successful performances in Kolkata, Ahmadabad and Bombay. In Bombay she received a standing ovation for an early morning concert before a house full audience. Aliya, trained by the famous Gundecha brothers of Bhopal, India, is currently a volunteer member of Sanjannagar Institute, which funded her four years of training in Bhopal, and also teaches at Sanjannagar Girls school in Lahore.  


On December 1st, 2007, Zakir Thaver, a Documentary film maker and producer, conducted an interview with Raza for a UNESCO funded science magazine program which was to have a segment on Bhulley Amplifiers and Speakers.  

A talk with Mr. Anil Sethi, a well-known Professor of History at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in New Delhi, was held at Sanjannagar Institute on Oct 12, 2007. The talk focused on the need for new ways of approaching the teaching and content of South Asian history, the work which NCERT is already doing in this regard in terms of writing new text books with new content and ways of presenting it and what it was planning to do in the near future, i.e., create a supplementary reader in South Asian history for the age-group of 16 to 19 through joint effort with Pakistan and Bangladesh.  

5 On October 24, 2007, an exhibition of 42 photographs of Rashida Raza took place in Austria as a part of a programme organized by the Austro-Pakistan society in co-operation with the Pakistan embassy to celebrate the 60 years of Pakistan’s independence. The programme included a series of events from lectures and exhibitions to documentary films and dance and music performances. The programme also included a performance by Brigitte Hochrainer, an Austrian musician, on the Sagar Veena, the instrument invented and made in the Institute.

From February 2007 onwards, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Agahi (ITA), a renowned NGO carrying out programmes and projects all over Pakistan in sectors like formal and non-formal education, child labour, public private partnership, capacity building and enabling relief and rehabilitation through education, in collaboration with Sanjannagar Institute conducted a six month lecture series titled ‘Rethinking education in the 21st century’ with Raza Kazim. The lectures covered a range of topics including the crucial importance of understanding human brain and mind in education, aesthetics and education, character, culture and education, role of education in the 21st century and teaching methods and teacher training.     

6Two photographs of Raza Kazim and five of Rashida Raza were chosen for the N oorderlicht Photofestival 2006 held every year in Holland. The theme of the festival was ‘Another Asia’ and it gave an opportunity to artists from Asia and South East Asia to exhibit their work.

Ipsum, a Non-Government Austrian Art and Media project, in collaboration with Sanjannagar Institute conducted a series of photography workshops in the Punjab and Balochistan provinces of Pakistan and in Afghanistan. In summer 2004, three audio-visual workshops were conducted in Lahore with girls and boys from different social backgrounds. In 2005, three workshops were conducted with two schools and a college in Mand, Balochistan. In 2006, two workshops were conducted with the students of Kabul University in Afghanistan. To view details Click ipsum-balochistan & ipsum-afghanistan