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Jashn-e-Kashmir: Mega Cultural festival held at Bandipora

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DC B'pora inaugurates the festival with 'isban sozi'

BANDIPORA: Shah Qalandar Folk theatre in collaboration with District Administration Bandipora, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and All J&K Folk Artists Association on Wednesday organised a mega cultural festival at Government Degree College Bandipora.

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr. Owais Ahmed who was chief guest on the occasion, inaugurated the Cultural Festival with “Isban Sozi”.

The  programme witnessed various cultural performances including  Bacha Nagma, Kashmiri Wanwun, Kashmiri Rouf, cultural performances by students, besides folk dances and music performances.

The Cultural performances were full of social messages for availing benefits from various Government schemes, maintaining cleanliness in surroundings and contributing to other developmental fronts.

The programme was attended by Chairperson, District Development Council Ab Gani Bhat, Vice Chairperson, DDC Kousar Shafeeq, SSP Bandipora Mohd Zahid, Principal GDC Bandipora Dr Syed Willayat Rizvi, DPO Bandipora Mohd Ashraf Hakak, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad and students of college and other concerned.

The Festival was organised to celebrate the rich tradition, culture and heritage of the district.

The DC complimented the organizers for organizing such a cultural show in the district. He said such events boost the revival of culture of Kashmir valley.

He said, it is encouraging to see the interest of youth and students in revival of culture and participation in such events and stressed for maintaining Bandipora’s identity of Alim, Adab and Aab.

Dr. Owais in his speech urged youth and college going students to join hands with administration for eradicating drug menace from District. He urged stduents to focus on studies to showcase talent in different fields.

While expressing his views, Festival Director, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat said that conducting programme at District Level was aimed to promote cultural traditions and provide platform to young artists to showcase their talent.       He expressed gratitude to District Administration, Principal GDC Bandipora and other supporting agencies for organisng the show. He said administration has taken various initiatives to promote culture and is keen to support artists of J&K. Jash e Kashmir events are providing platform to the youth artists to showcase their talent, he added.

Later, all the participants were felicitated with Awards and mementos during a felicitation ceremony.

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