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UDHAMPUR: In the ongoing bid to foster harmony and talent among the youth, the Indian Army organised a Drawing and Painting competition on the theme “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” on 18 Dec 18 at Government Middle School, Hasote of Reasi District. A total of 80 students participated with vigour and unbridled enthusiasm. Students creatively used the platform as a means to address the crucial issue of environment conservation. It was heartening to see a number of children, especially girls, forward to showcase their talent which demonstrated their concern for the cause. The event was followed by prizes distributed to those securing top three positions and a special consolation prize for the most enthusiastic participant. All other participants were also given gifts to boost their morale and lift their indomitable spirit.

 

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JAMMU: Famous Losar Festival-2018 of Ladakh was hosted in a extraordinary manner here today at Abhinav Theatre by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL). Over 4000 artists and  lovers of art participated in the day long Festival  featuring screening of internationally acclaimed film "Shepherdess of the Glacier" of renowned film maker of Ladakh Stanzin Dorjai Gya and colorful cultural performances by artists representing varying regions of Ladakh.

Many among audience and visitors were those who had first experience to be part of the Losar festival. In first session, while expressing his views about the festival, the  Chief Guest Chairman, J&K Legislative Council Haji Anayat Ali appreciated JKAACL for organizing the festival in a fascinating manner here for which it   deserves lot of appreciation. He also hailed the role of Students of Ladakh for their enthusiasm and making the event memorable one.

Guest of Honour, Former Minister Tsering Dorjey, in his address, said that such  festivals are rarely seen not only in the State but even outside. Secretary JKAACL Dr. Aziz Hajini  said that the Academy  feels honoured to host Ladakh Losar festival. "By organizing such events we celebrate the cultural and lingual diversity of the state" said Hajini while describing the role of artists and writers in spreading the message of love, brotherhood and oneness across the board.

The musical festival enthralled the jam packed audience. The evening session besides others was attended by Former Minster Nawang Rigzin Jora. Renowned Ladakhi singers   Dorjey Stalcmo, Padma Dolkar, Faisal Khan Ashoor, Sheerin Fatima, Septay Hassan Kaleem (Balti), Mukhtar Ahmad Zahid (Shina) and Stanzin Edzes ( Barbei) also performed on the occasion. The Festival was held in coordination  of All Ladakh Students, Association Jammu (ALSAJ), Students Association of Ladakh Jammu (SAOLJ), All Ladakh students Welfare Association Jammu (ALSWAJ) and All Zanskar Students Association Jammu.

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SRINAGAR: Choosing the right career option is the most vital decision for all of us. Most of the people  goes through  a dilemma of the choosing the career after the completion of education from college and universities  the reason for this is less geographical reach, limited mindset, and the reluctant nature of the people of Kashmir.  Lack of awareness and counseling facilities on employment perspective is evident.  

After the completion of studies, the youth are desperate for Government jobs results in saturation in the number of students which results in unemployment crisis, and resulting in the mental pressure, anxiety, and depression in the youth.  There is  large   employment   potential  in the state of  Jammu and Kashmir  especially in Kashmir division in the field of  animal husbandry , agriculture ,    entrepreneurship,  IT  sector, music , art …. The need is to make proper counseling of the youth to pursue their career.

While talking to KNB  Rayees  Mohidin  a mimicry  artist said, “I was from childhood inclined towards art of mimicry as I used to make mimicry  of people at  college , university seminars  got exposure, and appreciation ,at university level I made the mind to make it as a career option,  parents initially  hesitated but gradually ,they started to support me, nowadays we are seeing  change in society as    the young talented  people are attracted towards the singing ,dancing ,Rapp… some people are still shy and reluctant ,I would suggest them the things are changing  and perspective of society is changing ,if u have something unique which others cannot do, you can upload a video on social media ,you do not where u can reach’’

Various new talented people  like are coming from the every corner of the valley  and showing their talent in field of music ,Art and Acting ,making  it as  source of income .Technology has changed the perspective of  working in offices and institutions ,the social media can be use  a platform to  show their talent through different channels like youtube, facebook. A young talented Singer Nargis Khatoon while speaking to Kashmir News Bureau said, “If we have talent, then show to People and Youtube and Facebook are big platform which can be utilized.”