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JAMMU: Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society in collaboration with School Education Department organized Binna Pakhi Competition today as a part of the already approved programmes of the Society. Students from High School, Koh Potha; High School, Dansal; High School, Jandrah; High School, Jajhar Kotli and High School, Sruinsar participated in the competition.

Executive Director, Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society, O.P.Bhagat advised the students that the purpose of conducting said activities is to promote “our culture as well as transmitting our pristine legacy to the coming generation, being eco-friendly.”  The beauty of the contest was that the material used for Binna and Pakhi making was based on its availability in local areas only.

The students were also provided refreshment as Dodha and Saag along with Kheer on Pattal being local cuisine to make the students relive and relish the traditional culture. The teachers accompanying the students appreciated the efforts being made by the Tourism Department and Mubarak Mandi Jammu Heritage Society in collaboration with School Education Department to make the students aware of their history, heritage and culture and suggested for organizing such programmes on regular intervals.

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SRINAGAR: Bollywood feature film Naya Daur (1957) was screened on the fourth day of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) at Tagore Hall here. Directed by B R Chopra, the film stars Dilip Kumar and Vijayanthimala in the lead roles. The other films that were screened during the day include Saahil Saple’s 'Dinner', Arif Mushtaq Mir’s 'Kul Gov Garam', Pushpanath  Arumugam’s 'The Diety', Garegi Kulkarni’s 'The Leopard', Tariq Khawar’s 'Hope in Despair', Latifa Doghri’s 'Made in GouGou' and VC Abhilash’s 'Aalorukkam'. 

Bollywood actor Rajit Kapur also interacted with the students and film buffs on the sidelines of the festival and talked about the basics of the acting. “I talked about the techniques and did some practical exercise on the stage that will help these budding actors to grow up in the field,” said Kapur.  Students and films buffs also expressed their gratitude to the festival team for organizing such kind of festival in the valley. “First of all, we hardly get to see such films on YouTube. Here our own films get screened on a big screen that is watched by so many people and then you have a healthy criticism. It is a wonderful experience,” said a group of students attending the festival.

Festival Director Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan said that the determination of students and film buffs is prompting them to take this show forward. “It is really a positive sign that they are turning up despite the chilly weather outside. I believe that they are passionate and are keen to learn,” Khan said.

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SRINAGAR: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s Bollywood flick Beyond the Clouds was screened on the third day of Kashmir World Film Festival (KWFF) at Tagore Hall here. The film stars Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles.

The other films that were screened during the day include Nitendra Singh’s Baraf Pani, Asiya Zahoor’s The Stitch, Ghasideh Golmakani’s Online Shopping, Ajitpal Singh’s Rammat Gammat, Sabarivasan Shanmugam’s Talk to Me Precious, Vikas Prashar’s Pema’s Balloons, Abdul Rashid Bhat’s Green Gold on Fire, Biswanath Rath’s Kotpad Weaving and Pratibha Sharma’s Amo Aaka Ekse.          

RJ Deevangna from FM Tadka’s Jaipur station also interacted with the students and those interested in making their careers in the field of Radio. She shared her journey and struggles while coming across the career of RJ.  “It was not easy for me to become an RJ. There were so many challenges but I faced all and stood against them. One should never lose the hope,” she said.

Students and films buffs also expressed pleasure to the festival team for organizing such kind of festival in the valley. “First of all, we hardly get to see such films on YouTube. Here our own films get screened on a big screen that is watched by so many people and then you have a healthy criticism. It is really an honour,” said a student for Government Degree College Baramulla.

Filmmaker Afzal Sofi whose film ‘All Out’ was screened as the opening film on the second day of the festival said: “This is definitely a positive step and the local filmmakers are getting a chance to showcase their filmmaking talent. We are glad ”Festival Director Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan said that they are getting positive response and good support on the each passing day. “The determination of students, film buffs and general audience is prompting us to take this show forward,” Khan said.