Celebrating tradition, culture and heritage’

The Lieutenant Governor urged cultural organizations, departments, artists and the people to work collectively to preserve the precious cultural and folk traditions of Jammu and Kashmir.

On this occasion, the Lt Governor congratulated the artists for their excellent contribution to the preservation and promotion of local art, culture and folk traditions.

Dr. Darakhshan Andrabi, Chair of J&K Waqf’s Board of Directors, praised in her address the contribution of artists who are the face of the culture and values ​​of J&K and the country. She said the LG-led UT administration has provided a new lifeline to the arts and culture realm at J&K.

Gulzar Ahmad Bhat, President of the All J&K Folk Artists Association, expressed his gratitude to the Lieutenant Governor for his continued support of J&K art, culture and artists. He said the renewed energy in the field of art and culture in Jammu and Kashmir has brought prosperity in the lives of all artists across UT.

He also thanked the administration headed by the Lieutenant Governor for initiating the J&K Film Policy and other initiatives aimed at promoting the art, culture and traditions of Jammu and Kashmir and the welfare of artists in the spectacle.

On occasion, performances of different folk music and dances were presented by artists from across UT.

Mustaque Ali Ahmad Khan, cultural activist, gave the vote of thanks.

Pandurang K Pole, Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir; Mohammad Aijaz, DC Srinagar; Bharat Singh Manhas, Secretary, JKAACL, along with eminent personalities from the field of art, folklore and culture attended the inaugural ceremony at Tagore Hall, Srinagar.

Darcy J. Skinner