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  • Visits Dogra Art Museum

JAMMU:  Advisor to the Governor, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today emphasized upon the need to preserve the treasure-trove of rare manuscripts and valuable artefacts as well raise public awareness about the rich cultural heritage of the State. He made these remarks during his visit to Dogra Art Museum here today on the occasion of World Heritage Day, which is  celebrated every year on April 18.

Ganai, who is also in-charge of Culture Department, said the  heritage is shared wealth of our J&K state which is a unique confluence of many distinct cultures and traditions. He said the day should be devoted to taking a pledge to preserve the rich diversity of the State. Later, the Advisor visited different sections of the Dogra Art Museum which is a repository of unique manuscripts and artefacts. Deputy Director, Archives, Archeology and Museums, Tsering Tashi and In-charge Dogra Art Museum Dr. Sangeeta Sharma and senior officers were present on the occasion.

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UDHAMPUR: Over 1.50 lakh people including men, women and children of all faiths thronged 3-day Historic Devika  Baisakhi Mela which concluded with traditional fervor and gaiety, here late today evening. Principal District and Session Judge Udhampur and Chairman District Legal Services Authority Sanjay Parihar, was the chief guest at the valedictory day.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Udhampur B.L Jaswal, Sub Judge Sandeep Kour, General Manager DIC- the Chairman of Baisakhi Mela Committee Suram Chand Sharma, District Information Officer, Er. Sajad Bashir Somberia, besides civil society members were also present. The mela is organised on the banks of sacred Devika River from the time immemorial. The banks on either side of the river have  several historical temples including famous and ancient Kamehswar Mahadev temples.

The visitors in addition to enjoying festivities of the mela, offer prayers in these temples to seek the blessings of Lord Mahadev and other deities. The event witnessed huge rush of the visitors with Joy rides, Circus troupes, sweet and food stalls  making hay lucrative business during the three days. On the concluding of mela, Department of Information and Public Relations,     in collaboration with Bureau of outreach communication Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India presented a variety   Cultural Programmes based on the state’s rich folk culture and historic interest. It was highly appreciated by the audience with repeated round of cheers.

District Legal Service authority Udhampur also organized an awareness programme on this occasion. The district administration had made adequate arrangements of barricading, security, sanitation, first-aid, drinking water and power supply.

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JAMMU: DYSSO Srinagar conducts Kashmir Division painting competition for all age groups Boys & Girls at Sheri-i-Kashmir Indoor Stadium Complex, Srinagar today. Near about 150 Boys and Girls from 10 districts participated in the competition. JOINT DIRECTOR youth services & sports division Kashmir Mr Bashir graced the occasion as Chief Guest and distributed Medals among the position holders.

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