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JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages  organized script enactment of 2 Radio Plays titled-Rondu Ghori Chadeya(in Dogri) written by Rajneesh Gupta and Poos Ki Raat, an adaptation of Munshi Premchand’s famous short story in Hindi by Prof. Rita Jitendra today at K.L Saigal Hall.

Prof. Rita Jitendra, renowned artist, writer, social activist and former Secretary, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Dr. Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, JKAACL were also present in the presidium. Among others were present Sh. N.D Jamwal, Surinder Goel, Mrs. Usha, Santosh Sangra, Madan Rangeela, Arvind Anand, Mrs. Madhvi, Mrs. Raj Sharma, Mrs. Nirmala Chattoo, Prof. Sarla Kohli, Mrs. Suman Pal, Mrs. Usha Mahe.

Dr. Jitendra Singh,  Minister of State with Independent Charge Ministry of Development of North Eastern region, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Personal Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space, Govt of India while speaking on the occasion, congratulated Prof. Rita Jitendra, the main spirit behind today’s performances of 2 short-plays and said that it is really challenging to organize such type of performances as in the present changing time, the general interest of the masses is changed towards the world of materials.

While recalling the old day association with Prof. Rita Jitendra and Mr. Jitender Sharma, renowned Radio artist, play wright, Producer of Radio productions, he said that the field of Drama, particularly Radio Dramas played an important role in overall personality development resulting into achievements of present status as Union Minister. He further said that this is very important and is the need of the time to work for the betterment of Theatre moment in general and Radio Plays in particular. He aslo complimented Rajneesh Gupta and Prof. Rita Jitendra for writing radio one act plays and artists who performed in an impressive manner.

Earlier, while welcoming, Prof. Rita Jitendra thanked Dr. JitendraSingh for sparing his valuable moments and witnessing these performances and said that it was a great encouragement for the artist community and Theatre moment of the Jammu region. Some representatives of Theatre groups also presented a memorandum of the demands regarding Theatre Movement in Jammu.

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JAMMU: A cultural programme was organized in the premises of Central Jail  Jammu at Kotbhalwal by Cultural Wing  of Department of Information and Public Relations for the jail inmates to enhance their peace of mind and also provide them some moments of enjoyment in reducing their stress.

Senior Superintendent Jail, Dinesh Sharma, Dr. Rajinder Kumar, Medical Officer Central Jail Jammu Kotbhalwal alongwith other subordinate staff as well as jail inmates in large numbers were present on the occasion. On this occasion, artists of Cultural Wing presented 2-hour long colorful cultural items for jail inmates under the supervision of Cultural Officer Jammu Raman Joshi.

The artists enthralled the Central Jail inmates and staff members with their melodious voices are Jeevan Sharma, Vijay Anand, Ms.  Zulekha Farid,  Avtar  Kour, Kuldeep  Kumar,  Surjit Singh Sumbaria, Ms. Ekta  Kumari, Amit  Anand, Kamal Kumar, Bodh Raj, Hukam Chand, Bunty  Kumar and Rajesh Kumar.

Speaking on the occasion, Senior Superintendent of Jail Mr. Dinesh Sharma thanked the Information Department for arranging such a wonderful programme and  sparing their  valuable  time  to  associate  with  Prison  Routine  and  requested  to  organize  more such  programmes  in future. He said such programmes not only ease the stress of jail inmates but also provide platform to them in presenting their hidden talent through musical items.  The 2-hour long cultural programme was compared by Jeevan Sharma.

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REASI: To mark one year of coming to power of the Narendra Modi government an exhibition projecting achievements and policies of the government was today inaugurated by MLA Reasi-Ajay Nanda in an impressive function here at Reasi. General Manager Salal Power Station-AG Ansari, officials from Salal Power Station and a large number of locals were also present on the occasion.    

The exhibition is organised by the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) Prasar Bharti in coordination with Salal Power Station of NHPC Limited. At the exhibition, different initiatives of the government in various sectors including 'Jan Dhan Yojana' for financial inclusion, 'Annadata Sukhi Bhava' for farmers' welfare, 'Shramdeva Jayate' for ensuring dignity of labour, Beti Bachao, Beti Padao Abhiyan , Pradhan Mantri Bhima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana  and 'Swacch Bharat' for cleanliness were shown.

Outside the exhibition premises, a video summarizing the initiatives with the tag-line “Utkarsh ka ke varsh, Achhe din ki aur agrasar’’ (A year of prosperity, en route to good days) was also shown. Nanda while speaking on the occasion said an elaborate plan has been made to take government’s achievements to the people and the idea is to capture all the initiatives which have been taken by the government in different sectors whether it is economy, social sector, infrastructure, transparency through pictorial designs and multimedia exhibition.