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  • Appeals for utilizing social networking for societal renaissance

JAMMU: Speaker Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today released Saavdhan Jammu Part-2, a film based on fake IDs created by the people involved in cyber crime related practices directed and written by V Vimal Mehra.  “There is dire need of using social networking, strongest medium of communication in present day, in a constructive manner to weed out certain social evils from the society”, the Speaker maintained while making a fervent appeal to users to utilize this gift of modern age for societal renaissance.


Speaker said this during a release function of a film Saavdhan Jammu part-2 organized by Dogra Art International Films Production at Abhinav Theatre. The film shows various aspects to deal with different cyber crimes and their detections as well as preventions. He said that women are the worst hit by the menace of the fast growing cyber frauds, adding that every endeavour should be made to protect their identity in order to save themselves from cyber vultures hovering over their profiles.

Kavinder said that the incidents of cyber crime are on the rise with advancement of technology. Technological development is good but it should be used for right purpose and not to commit crime, he added. He stressed the people to keep an eye on their children while they are using internet and educate them about their culture and traditions.

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JAMMU: Shankar Shesh’s hindi play “Fandi” best play production in district Drama festival-2017,staged on award ceremony function at Abhinave Theatre Jammu by  Abhinaya kala Manch ,Reasi under the  direction of shadab Khan and organized by J and K Academy of Art culture and languages.  Dr. Aziz Hajini Secretary J and K Academy of Art culture and languages was the chief guest on the occasion.

The play Fandhi was also awarded with best Director to Shadab Khan ,Best actress to Anjali Anand  ,Best Set to Rifat Khan ,Best lights to Tarsem kumar and merit certificates awarded  to Rohit Kumar as Hasrat ,vishali Devi as Aurat while Tarsem kumar as vakil Bhagat Ram. Best child award received by Natasha Thakur from Sangam Theatre Group  Reasi. The chief guest honour & distributed the awards to Awardees of the different theatre groups of Reasi, Kathua Udhampur and Jammu who present on the  occasion and witnessed the play. 

Fundi plays portrays the pathetic feelings of a son who has to mercy kill his father. Unable to bear the torture which his father is suffering for being a poor cancer patient, fandi is forced to do such an act. Poverty stricken fundi could no longer provide required medical aid and having exhausted all the resources, he has no option,  other than to yield to his father's pleadings for giving him a respectable death. Now begin the actual conflict when fundi has to encounter the charges of having murdered his father. 


Advocate bhagat Ram , professionally a vanquished man, is nominated by government to plead fandi’s case. The trial for the case unfolds a situation in which the tarnished action of the son appears to be a compulsive act to bring an end to the misery of a cancer patient wriggling in pain. While the charges of fratricide are being framed against fandi, his advocate assures him the judgment will go in to the depth of the case and understand the circumstances which led to the killing. while bringing forth the inner turmoil which fandi faces after the killing and having faced the court, Dr, Shanker Shesh stirs the emotions of the audience and leaves it to them to give their verdict.

The artists who performed in the play were shadab Khan,Tarsem kumar,Anjali Anand,Sachdev Singh,Anil Kumar,Hardeep Bhagat,Raj vijay singh,Rohit kumar,Pritam kumar,vishali Devi,Mahinder Sharma,Vijay Paul. while lights designed by Tarsem kumar,sound by Ajay singh Jamwal,set designed by Rifat Kahan ,Make-up by vishali ,costumes by Anjali Anand .
On the occasion
Secretary JKAACL, Dr Aziz Hajni briefed the audience about the various initiatives taken up by the academy to preserve and promote the State’s distinct cultural ethos. Shadab Khan, Kumar A Bharti,Sh, Suriender Goel and CD.Magotra also honoured by the chief guest. Earlier, while welcoming the distinguished guests, artists and audience by Dr.Sudhir Mahajan Sr. drama instructor.

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  • JK Museums speak: History, Culture and Ethos released

JAMMU: As part of celebrations to mark International Museum day, Minister of Culture, School Education and Tourism inaugurated a special exhibition at Dogra Art Museum Jammu on 19th May 2017 after a similar successful exhibition in SPS Museum Srinagar. In the galaxy of art and heritage lovers, the Minster expressed the importance of International Museum Day as a movement as well as a platform to make the citizens aware of their rich past and inculcate in them a sense to preserve it for posterity. The Minister also assured of every possible assistance from the Government to protect the Heritage of the State existing in any form whether tangible or intangible.

The Minister also released a book titled J&K Museums speak: History, Culture and Ethos, authored and edited by Mohammad Shafi Zahid Director of the department.  Similarly an event was celebrated at SPS Museum on 18th May 2017 wherein the exhibition was inaugurated by Secretary to Government Department of Culture Dilshada Khan (IAS) at SPS Museum wherein Kushan Gold Coins, Sultanate Coins, Mughal Coins, Kashmir Bronze, Manuscripts, Astro Lobe, Tiles of ancients period etc were showcased with detailed information and history of the objects.

The mega event was attended by number of intellectuals, cultural activists, scholars and thousands of school children. The speakers on the event expressing their concern over the status of heritage sites gave their suggestions with regard to its preservation. The Secretary gave a detailed account of the steps the Government is taking towards the preservation of the heritage of the state, which include declaration of Archaeological Monuments and Sites as State Protected, heritage sites and documentation of manuscripts as well as old records.


The Director while thanking the participants gave a brief account of the departmental activities which include exhibitions, publications, seminars, workshops etc. to make the general public aware of their rich heritage. He also appealed to the Principals of all schools both Government and Private and Head of other Educational Intuitions, to make museum tour part of their syllabus, so that every student of the state visits the museums and get education through museum tours.