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JAMMU: Governor N.N. Vohra inaugurated a 3 day ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’ on the occasion of the ‘International Mother Tongue Day’, organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages (JKAACL), here today. Governor, who is Patron of the JKAACL, complimented Dr. Azizi Hajini, Secretary JKAACL, and his colleagues for regularly organizing meaningful activities in the field of art and literature in all the three regions of the State. Lauding the organising of ‘J&K Literary and Cultural Festival’, Governor observed that such events are useful for promoting heritage and culture and urged that youth from high schools and colleges should be involved in such festivals.

 

Governor observed that one can learn to appreciate the nuances of  a society’s culture only through its language and urged that children should be encouraged to learn and speak their mother tongue. Noting the role which is required to be played by the JKAACL in promoting Art, Culture and Languages in J&K, which has three regions, distinct in their geography, climate and culture, Governor noted that the Academy can provide valuable platforms for the three regions to come together and understand each other’s traditions, cultures and art forms. He urged organising more programmes where youth can meet and learn about each other.

 

Governor released ‘Who’s Who of J&K Writers/Artists’, which is a Directory containing information of writers and artists of the State,and  the Annual Report of the JKAACL. He observed that the Directory will be very useful as it is a handy compilation of all writers and artists in the State. Earlier, Governor inaugurated ‘Nostalgic Kashmir’ a photo exhibition organised by Sh. S.R. Wani, in which collection of photographs from 1850’s to 1950’s of Royalty, Kashmiri Pandits and Temples of Jammu and Kashmir have been displayed. Governor suggested to Dr. Hajini that these rare photographs should be compiled in book form with suitable titles to explain each picture.

 

Ms. Priya Sethi, MoS Tourism and Culture, stressed the need for encouraging children to learn and speak their mother tongue and assured government’s active support in the promotion of art and culture in the State. The Key Note Address was given by Sh. Darshan Darshi, noted Dogri writer and Prof. Naseem Shafai, prominent Kashmiri poetess spoke about importance of the mother tongue. The Welcome Address was presented by Dr. Azizi Hajini and a Vote of Thanks given by Dr. A.S. Aman, Additional Secretary JKAACL.

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SRINAGAR: Wular Lake International Short-Film Festival – WLISFF, was the first of its kind to be held in District Baramulla – Kashmir where people especially artists deprived of Films & Cinema. Apart from films & documentaries WLISFF comprises of Photography & Screenplay competitions as well participated in first edition. According to organizers - "After the success of first edition on May 24, 2017 they are now all set for the 2nd Edition. most probably in April This year, we received more than 500 submissions from around 55 different countries of the globe which are currently being reviewed by our Esteemed Jury Panel. Submissions were free for Local Artists/Filmmakers/Writers in all categories of the festival.

 

The festival aims to provide platform to both independent & student Filmmakers, writers & photographers. WLISFF is a Festival dedicated to the talent of Children & Youth of our Valley. We also have a dedicated category for “Women Empowerment” as well." Pertinently, WLISFF’s objective is to feature great cinema of worldwide Filmmakers in a big way & at the same time providing professional networking & introducing current trends of cinema to the participants. The festival goal is to empower independent & student filmmakers of the Valley to become premium movie going event which would foster the growth of emerging filmmakers, writers & photographers.  The organizers invite & encourage your students & Independent Filmmakers & Artists to save the dates & be a part of this historic event. 

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JAMMU: Director General of Police (DGP), Dr. S.P Vaid  reviewed the arrangements for the 30th Police Public Mela, being held at Gulshan Ground on 25th this month. Twenty four cars and a number of high end gadgets, utility items have been put up as prizes. Chaired by the DGP, the meeting was attended by Chairperson Police Wives Welfare Association Mrs. Bharti Vaid, Special DG Sh. V.K Singh, ADGsP Sh. A.K Choudhary and Sh. Muneer Ahmad Khan, IGsP Dr. S.D Singh, Danish Rana, Jagjit Kumar, S.A Watali, M.A Ganai, J.P Singh, Alok Kumar, S.K. Gupta, A.A Wani, senior officers of Police Headquarters and  of all the wings/ units connected with the mela. 

The DGP while speaking on the occasion emphasized upon the officers for making sufficient arrangements of drinking water, traffic and to ensure safety measures for the mela. He directed the officer to make all necessary security arrangements in and around venue and ensure smooth conduct of the mela. During the meeting the DGP was informed that about 50 stalls will be established by different police units and PWWA to display a variety of items. The main attraction of the mela is 08 Ciaz cars, 08 Wagon-R cars, 08 Alto-800 cars, 08 Apple iPhone X-256 GB, 08 LED 43”, 08 Motor Cycle TVs Sport, 08 iPad Pro 10.5” WIFI-64 GB, 08 Laptop-HP, 08 refrigerator, 08 Washing machine, besides 8888 cash prizes which will be decided by lucky draw.  Cultural activities, Ceremonial police band, orchestra, folk dance, Painting competition, Slogan writing with the theme “Clean Jammu, Clean Tawi” are the special attractions of the mela. Healthy baby show will also be conducted before three days of the mela, in which police wards will participate.