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JAMMU: A cultural programme hosted by Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, on the occasion of Women’s Day was held in the lawns of Raj Bhavan today. It was attended by women Legislators, officers and wives of Civil, Police, Judicial and Military officers. The attractive programme, organized by Radio Kashmir- Jammu and Doordarshan Kendra, included enthralling musical performances presented by singers from within and outside the State. The performances included folk songs in Dogri; Urdu and Kashmiri Ghazals; semi Classical and Sufi songs.

 

The programme was designed by Ms. Anjali Sharma, Director Radio Kashmir-Jammu and anchored by Ms. Madhavi Sharma, Senior Announcer Radio Kashmir-Jammu. The performing artists included Ms. Anuradha Kuber, Ustad Sakhawat Hussain Khan, Ms. Zulekha Fareed, Sh. Dhananjay Koul, Sh. Samual Masih, Ms. Kusha Sharma, Ms. Chinmai Sharma, Ms. Sonali Dogra and Ms. Asha Keser.

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JAMMU: Governor N.N. Vohra and First Lady Mrs. Usha Vohra attended the concluding programme of the “Tribal Festival-2018”, organized by the North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala, and J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, here this evening. Governor complimented Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director NZCC for presenting very attractive tribal dance presentations. He suggested that such programmes need to be organized on a much larger scale to enable several thousand people to see them at a time. He also suggested making documentaries of such cultural programmes which could be viewed by  school and college students.

Highlighting the importance of such programmes, Governor observed that they are extremely valuable for promoting understandings among people belonging to different areas and from diverse cultural backgrounds. He observed that such exchanges enable the youth to visit other States and get acquainted with people of different backgrounds. Artists from different parts of the country who participated in this Festival regaled the audience with beautiful tribal dance forms of their respective States. Governor, First Lady and the audience, comprising prominent citizens and artists, highly appreciated the dancers. The Welcome Address was presented by Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director NZCC and Vote of Thanks was given by Dr.Amrinder Aman, Addl. Secretary JKAAL.

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UDHAMPUR: ‘Tribal Festival 2018 was organized by North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala (an Autonomous Ministry Government of India) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Jammu and Govt. Degree College Udhampur, here today. Member Legislative Assembly Udhampur, Pawan Kumar Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion. Around 165 artists from different states of the country showcased multicultural identity of the nation by performing tribal folk dance and folk music using folk instruments.

 

Speaking on the occasion, Pawan Kumar Gupta said that by organizing this fest here, North Zone Cultural Centre Patiala has achieved its core objectives of familiarizing people with diverse cultural identity of the nation. Principal, Prof. Dr. S.K. Magotra underlined importance of such events in bringing out the hidden talent by providing platform to the youth alongwith holistic development of their personality.

 

 During the programme, artists Kaksar from (Chhattisgarh) Tanang Selo(Sikkim), Gaddi Bati(H.P), Chakri Dance (Rajasthan), Dhamali (JK),Hojagiri (Tripura) presented mesmerizing performances which were highly enthralled by the audiences. Later, Secretary NZCC, Patiala presented formal vote of thanks. Among others, renowned theatre artists from Cultural Academy, Prof. Samosh Kumar from Department of Music of the host College, Dr. Sudhir Mahajan from J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages besides Senior faculty members of the college and students were present on the occasion.