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  • Governor felicitates artists

JAMMU: ‘Mata Ki Kahani’ based on the legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji, was staged last evening at the Auditorium of Spiritual  Growth Centre, Katra, by “Natrang”, in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine  Board. Besides Governor N.N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady; the play was witnessed by an audience of about 350 persons prominent among whom were Dr. S.S. Bloeria, Dr. Ashok Bhan and Maj. Gen (Retd.) Shiv Kumar Sharma, Members of Shri Mata Vaishno  Devi Shrine Board; Mr. D.C. Raina and Prof. Chander Mouli Raina, Members of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board; Dr. Sanjeev Jain, Vice Chancellor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University; Brigadier (Dr.) M.M. Harjai, CAO of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.

 

After the presentation of this attractive play Governor interacted with Sh. Balwant Thakur, Director of ‘Natrang’ who wrote and directed the play. He also met all the 70 artists and congratulated them for their outstanding performances, and presented mementos to each of them. Earlier, in his welcome address, Mr. Balwant Thakur spoke about the aims and objectives of conceptualising this musical production. He added that 18 shows of ‘Mata Ki Kahani’ were staged by Natrang as part of Navratra Festival at Katra.

 

The noteworthy feature of the presentation is its highly creative style which keeps the audience spell bound throughout the performance and magically unfolds the entire legend of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji in less than an hour.  Among those present on the occasion were Mr. Prasanna Ramaswamy G. Deputy Commissioner Reasi; Dr. M.K. Kumar and Mr. Anshul Garg, Additional CEOs of the Shrine Board; Mr. Tahir Bhat, SSP Reasi; Civil, Police, Raj Bhavan and Shrine Board officers; Faculty and students of SMVD Gurukul and SMVD College of Nursing; staff of the Board and their families.

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JAMMU: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma, who is also the Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region today handed over a new Alto car to Ms. Ronak, D/o Sanjay Ganjoo, student of Shiksha Niketan Higher Secondary School being the 1st prize winner of Red Cross Raffle Draw Ticket which held on 18th February, 2018 at Gulshan Ground, Jammu. The Divisional Commissioner congratulated  the winner  and her family.  Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, Regional Red Cross, Surinder Mahajan, Neeraj Anand and Vikram Gujral Members of Executive Committee of Red Cross Society were also present on the occasion.

 

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  • Goal of WLISFF is to encourage cultural Diversity: Majid Imtiyaz

SRINAGAR: In a great news for art, film and culture lovers of Kashmir the second edition of Wular Lake International Short Film Festival begins at Baramulla from April 26 to April 28. Pertinently, 600 Submissions have been received from 57 countries from around the globe. It is worth mentioning that finally 60 shortfilms & documentaries were selected for final screening and a different section for Local [Kashmiri] Films. Importantly , Main genres entertained during the selection process are films related to Women empowerment, Children Films, Social issues, Human rights, Mankind & Nature. Apart from films, a Photography & Screenplay section as well has been included.

 

 The festival will be held for 3 consecutive [26th, 27th & 28th] days in the month of April, 2018 at Auditorium of Government Degree College Baramulla. A workshop on Film-making & writing will be organized on the last day of festival. The workshop will be open for all Students, Film buffs & cinema lovers.

The Jury Panel of WLISFF are Professionals from passed out from FTII [Film & Television Institute of India].International Film professional Members are also in Jury Panel.  Organizers will be accompanied by various media professionals & artists during the screenings. Those who have also invited Mr. Mushtaq Kak [Renowned theater artist & director], Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor [chairperson for State Commission of Women], Mr. Mushtaq Ali Khan [Director KWFF & Actor's creative theater], Mr Nasir Ahmad Naqash [D.C Baramulla], Mr Imtiyaz Hussein [S.S.P Baramulla] besidesalso have Media professionals & International delegates & Filmmakers as well who will share their experiences to the audience and other guests.

The festival is open for all with absolutely no entry fee. Majid Imtiyaz, Director and Founder of Wular Festival states -" The goal of WLISFF is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to discover & encourage fresh talent in our state where people especially artists have been deprived of cinema & theaters.' This Festival will be a good chance for Film Buffs to expand their networking & to learn fresh ideas & techniques from the Industry experts."

WLISFF is supported by Darbhanga International Film Festival, Darbhanga Film Club, NEZ International Film Festival, FilmFreeway & Festhome.

MEDIA PARTNERS of the reputed festival are : BWJA (Baramulla Working Journalists Association) ETV URDU GULISTAN NEWS
KASHMIR CROWN THE DAILY AASMAN KASHMIR NEWS BUREAU KASHMIR DISPATCH
KASHMIR GLORY
THE KASHMIR MONITOR
KASHMIR NEWS SERVICE
KASHMIR READER
TAMIL-E-IRSHAD
THE VARMUL POST
THE SREE TIMES
THE MIRROR OF KASHMIR
THE KASHMIR SCENARIO
PANNUN FM DIGITAL MEDIA
FESTIVAL PARTNERS
DARBHANGA FILM CLUB
DARBHANGA FILM FESTIVAL
NEZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
SUPPORTING PARTNERS
THE MASHQ
WAR KITAB GHAR
BSL ENTERPRISES
IQRA CONSTRUCTIONS
J&K PEOPLE’S EDUCATIONAL TRUST
FESTIVAL MANAGEMENT
FILMFREEWAY (NEW YORK)
FESTHOME
IAMAFILM (GULF)
PRESENTED BY
KRACK PRODUCTIONS
G.D.C BARAMULLA