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JAMMU: Appreciating the contribution of Dogra artists including writers, lyricists, music composers and actors in carry forward the Dogra legacy to the younger generation, former Minister and BJP MLA, Basohli, Ch Lal Singh today said “a well planned conspiracy has been hatched by certain vested elements in political arena who have portrayed a false impression to malign people of Jammu province.”

While addressing the gathering during release of Dogri Album “Mane Deyaa Mehrama” sung by noted singer Mrs Santosh Bandral and produced by Hai Duggar Kala Manch at K L Sehgal Hall, here, Ch Lal Singh said “this is the need of the hour that every Dogra belonging to any religion, caste or creed must ensure that the younger generation knows mother tongue Dogri. If we will forget our mother tongue, we will move miles away from our culture and ethos that will finally end up of our vast and glorious history.”

Congratulating the Mrs Santosh Bandral for singing Dogri songs on Dogra history and Dogra war heroes as well as on Jammu region, Ch Lal Singh also gave reference of his movement demanding CBI inquiry in Rasana rape and murder case so as eight year old girl gets justice, and said . He said every Jammuite wanted a CBI inquiry in Rasana rape and murder case so that eight years old girl gets justice and for this our fight will continue. He also said that former CM, Mehbooba Mufti played with the sentiments of Jammu people and handed over the case to Crime Branch of Kashmir to create a wedge between two communities.

Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, who was Guest of Honour in his address said that “It is apathy of successive governments that Dogri folk, music as well as artists were never given a proper platform to rise and show their talent to the nation as well as world. But hats off to the Dogra, writers, singers and artists that despite all odds they through their tireless efforts have made a mark in promoting the local folk.”

“Let all Jammuites make joint effort to promote our culture, heritage as well as stories of Dogra warriors by promoting our own Dogra artists and writers by making right use of social media like Facebook and Whats app,” called upon Zorawar Singh Jamwal to the gathering and assured them that Team Jammu will promote young and budding Dogra artists so that Dogra folk and retain its pristine glory.

On the occasion, Yash Pal Yash, Randheer Singh Raipuria, R K Parwana, Th Uttam Singh, Surinder Manhas, Deepak Sharma, Bahadur Singh, Shweta Sharma, Diksha, Javed Gill, Shazi Khan, Vageesh Sharma, Devinder Bakshi, Kamal Sharma, Anjali Bandral, Deepak Sharma and Er Vijay Sharma were also felicitated.

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KARGIL: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in collaboration with Government Degree College Kargil organized a music, painting, debate and essay writing competition here today.  Around 120 boys and girls students from Government Degree College Kargil participated in the day-long contests. The programme was held in line with Academy’s pursuit for talent hunt among the students of different age groups in the field of music, visual arts and creative writing coupled with the objective to inculcate musical and painting skills among them.  

Additional SP Kargil Arun Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion while as Assistant Commissioner Development Kargil, Barkat Ali Lone Nizami and Assistant Regional Transport Officer Leh and State Awardee in Singing, Khadim Hussain were the guest of honour and special guest respectively. On the occasion, the chief guest distributed prizes and commendation certificates among the participants.

Speakers appreciated the role of Cultural Academy Kargil for having organized such competitions thereby providing students with an ideal platform to explore and showcase their talent. The speakers also underline the need to hold similar programmes at other educational institutions across the district so that a maximum number of youngsters of the district get the opportunity to showcase their inherent capabilities. Teaching and non-teaching staff of Degree College Kargil besides a large number of students attended the programme.

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JAMMU: A Photo- Art Exhibition organized by Amrit Kaur, Artist from Jammu, in collaboration with Kala Kendra, Jammu which was inaugurated at Kala Kendra on 16th June, 2018 concluded here today. The exhibition had been an attraction for art lovers and artists who visited the exhibition and complimented Amrit Kaur and Kala Kendra for organizing the Photo- Art Exhibition of the works of Late Harcharan Singh a senior Photographer and Amrit Kaur, working visual artist and photo- artist.

As the term clarifies itself the works displayed in the Master Sansar Chand Art Gallery of Kala Kendra are not merely photographs but expressions of human beings and the spirit of the sites clicked. The intricacies of Photography are seen in duo’s Photo- Art works. The keen eye to capture the moment, spirit of the moment, typical action or mood of the happening, attentive eye to capture the play of light & shade and modulation of forms etc. make their pictures lively, spirited and full of expressiveness. A total of twenty four works on various themes like landscape, people and Sringaar Rasa were displayed in the show.

The efforts of Amrit Kaur were appreciated as she has kept the tradition of his family alive to represent her ideas through photo- art. A large number artists and art lovers visited the exhibition. Prominent among others who visited the show included Manoj Chopra, O P Sharma, Anil Saraf, O P Shakir, Sapna Soni, Suresh Sharma JAKRAS, Naresh, Renu Manhotra, Mehak Sharma, Shivali Jamwal, Sunil Sharma, Sandhya Gupta, Rampaul Dogra and others.  

 

Amrit Kaur has already won the Award in Cultural Academy’s 6th State Photography Exhibition during 2016. Amrit Kaur did her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Jammu as Gold Medalist in 2005 and Specialization in Animation from Bengaluru. She is a regular participant in art activities in and outside the state which include art workshops, camps, exhibitions and interactive sessions etc. She has been honoured by many organizations.