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JAMMU: Neha Lahotra- a renown young theatre artist from Jammu, has become the only candidate from the state, who has been selected for Junior fellowship 2016-2017 for ‘’Scheme for Award of Fellowship to Outstanding Person in the Field of Culture’’ by Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), New Delhi.

The CCRT has declared the list of 178 candidates, who have been selected for the prestigious fellowship in different sub-fields from different parts of the country on July 25. Neha Lahotra, is the only one from the state in the list of 178 candidates selected for the fellowship.

“It is a proud moment for me and my family, that I have got this fellowship with the blessings of my parents and my fans. I have been in the field of theatre for more than 11 years, and worked on different issues of the society. I will use my experience and art as a tool to highlight different issues of the society through my theatre,” said Neha Lahotra.

“It is a great opportunity for me to take Jammu theatre to another level and I will work hard to make my state proud,” she added. Daughter of Jammu- Neha Lahotra have been pursuing the theatre works in acting, writing, producing and directing various dramas on different and topical social, political and other allied issues.

She joined theatre in 2007 and started her journey in theatrics with participation in many stage shows related to drama productions as an actor. She received first State academy Merit Award in 2008 for a play performed in Annual Drama Competition of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

Apart from her dozens of awards, she was honoured by the MoS Culture for getting “Best Actress Award” for the play “Swal Aur Swapn” performed in state academy competition in 2009, awarded with Best Actress Award for the play “Yatra” organized by Odeon Odyssey in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages,  awarded with Best Actress Award for play “Uljhan” organized by Dramitca Fusica in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages  and many more.

Apart from theatre, she had been actively working in commercials and also acted in Dogri, Gojri , Urdu, Punjabi and Pahari serials telecasted in Doordarshan. She also acted in “Savdhan India” for ‘Life OK’ and “Its Complicated” for ‘Channel V’.

She has also scripted first docu-drama on the communal brotherhood of Jammu and Kashmir on the backdrop of Amarnath land row – 2008 and Kashmir riots entitled Nashemann”.

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SRINAGAR: No doubt, Kashmir is full of talent in every field, from last few years young Kashmiri youth are coming forward to show their talent in all aspects. The way Kashmiri youth are showing their talent is well recognized by government as well as people. Now, Meet Shah Faisal Khan of Hyderpora Srinagar who make every one proud by becoming the first Kashmiri Line Producer of India. Having background of Science, Faisal decided to step in Bollywood and within no time, he (Faisal) did more than hundreds projects.

In an exclusive conversation with Kashmir News Bureau Faisal said “I went Mumbai in 2009 to become an actor, but I was not easy, I struggled a lot and to survive in Mumbai, I joined a line production company “Roaring line Productions” which is headed by Gopal Rajpurohit and now I am holding the position of Director in same company.”

“We have done more than hundred projects in India as well as in Kashmir and to work in Kashmir, it is always amazing and I request bollywood industry as well as other film industries to come Kashmir and shoot the heaven, we are here to give you full support” says Faisal.

When asked about safety for industry in Kashmir Faisal said, “There is no other better place to shoot rather than Kashmir, before 1990’s maximum production house preferred to shoot in Kashmir because of beauty and hospitality but due to some bad circumstances in valley that time, now it is totally safe in Kashmir. I wish I could see the Kashmir Scenario like before 1990’s”

“It is very proud moment for me that my friend is holding such a position and working hard in the field of cinema, we wish him best of luck for future” said childhood friend of Faisal

Importantly to mention here that Faisal has done big project of big productions like Zila Ghazibad started with Sanjay Dutt, Tenu Weds Manu returns, directed by Anand L Rai, started with R. Madhavan and Kangana Ranaut, R.. Rajkumar, directed by Prabhu Dheva and many more. 

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SRINAGAR: While it’s true that self-employment has been rising swiftly in the last decade, Mehvish Mehraj Zargar, a 25 Years old young girl went right ahead and started “Me N U” cafe, in Bemina area of Srinagar. Belonging from Lalbazar area of Srinagar, Mehvish is a law graduate student decided to open the café to support her mother and sibling.

In a conversion with Kashmir News Bureau, Mehvish said “After the death of my father, it was very tough job for my mother to continue our study, but still shed managed three of us to studied well,”. "I always had a dream to start a café rather than boutique and parlour, because I myself was addicted to going cafes."

“As a girl, some 10 percentage people criticize me and my family that how can a girl start a café of her own but thanks to almighty remaining 90 percent people supported and guided me and now after launching I am getting to appreciation and good response from people of my Kashmir,” said Mehvish further during conversation with Kashmir News Bureau.

No one can stop you expect yourself, work hard and realize your dream, don’t think what people will say, if you do good or bad people would talk, so set your dream and go on,” said Mehvish to those girls who want to start their own business. “Only boys can’t do business, we girls have capability to start our own like in other parts of world,” says Mehvish. Pertinently, many young women from Kashmir have started their own venture from last couple of years.