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JAMMU: Senior Artist of Jammu, Jang S. Verman will participate in National Art Festival being organized by Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi from 14th to 18th March, 2018 at Patni Top (J&K). He has been invited along with other well known painters of the country, to participate in the prestigious event of the Akademi.

Jang S. Verman is well known artist of Jammu working in multi- media and working on innovative techniques. He is writing on art & culture and is a writer of Punjabi also. His art has been displayed internationally in Sweden, South Korea and India in international art exhibitions at New Delhi (thrice), Kolkata, Jammu (thrice), Chandigarh (twice), Naggar (Kullu) (four times), International art camp at Naggar (Kullu) (twice) and Bhamlada (Pathankot- Dalhousie Highway). His art has been put on display and he has participated in art events at national and state level in cities like New Delhi, Benglore, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Amritsar, Sunderbani, Rajouri, Jammu, Shimla, Jalandhar, Bhamlada (Pathankot- Dalhousie Highway), Bhopal, Gwalior, Gajansoo (Indo- Pak border), Kargil and Chamba etc.

He has written columns on art & culture in a number of news papers and magazines of J&K state. His poetry and short stories have been published in periodicals in the state. He is senior journalist in a daily of Jammu and contributing full page on art- culture on every Sunday. He has worked as first Assistant Exhibition and Programme Officer of Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi and presently is on the Editors’ Board of Punjabi literary magazine ‘Aabru’, a publication with international standards published from Jammu and included in the UGC’s approved list of magazines. He has been associated with five universities in India to work as paper setter, examiner, judge and expert to conduct workshops and demonstrations. He has also worked as Divisional Organizing Commissioner (Scout), KVS Divisional Assoc. of BS&G, Jammu and Assistant State Organizing Commissioner, KVS State Assoc. of BS&G, New Delhi.

Jang S. Verman is recipient of awards and honours from prestigious organizations like All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society (AIFACS), New Delhi, Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi, Chandigarh, H P State Museum, Simla, Centre for Cultural Resources (CCRT), New Delhi, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), New Delhi (Min. of Edu./ HRD), KVS, Jammu and others. His art works figure in important art galleries and museums in the country.       

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RAMBAN: District Information Centre (DIC) Ramban organized a multilingual Mushaira at Panchayat Ghar Batote here today.  As many as, 16   renowned poets of the area presented their famous poems and Gazals in different languages which include Urdu, Hindi, Dogri and Pahari. A large number of literary persons attended the function. People present in the function highly appreciated the poetry of the poets especially in local languages. Various budding poets recited their Gazals which received rounds of applause from the audience.

 

People appreciated the Information Department for organizing such events and asked the department to organize these entertaining programmes in future also. Meantime young poets were also presenting their poetry with great acumen and skill which was appreciated by the audience present on the occasion. At the end, the DIC Ramban also felicitated the participants.

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  • 70 finalists from 10 districts showcase their talent under various themes

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari today inaugurated a Division-level Exhibition at Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Kothi Bagh in which the students from 10 districts of Kashmir participated. The exhibition was part of the Winter Camp organized by Directorate of School Education, Kashmir for the students of elementary classes of 3rd to 7th. Pratham Education Foundation (J&K) also collaborated in organising the exhibition. Director Education, Kashmir, Dr G.N Itoo, Joint Director Education and incharge Winter Camp, Abid Hussain, Affiliates of State Media Centre, Kashmir, representatives of Pratham Education Foundation and other concerned officials of Education Department were present on the occasion.

 

Speaking on the occasion Altaf Bukhari said that over the last two months, around 900 winter camps were established in different zones of Kashmir Division in which more than one lakh students from both government and private schools were benefited from free winter tuitions. He said that the Winter Camp is a fun based learning project in which students are involved in extracurricular activities like model making, drawing, craft designing, drama, skits, presentation skills, group work etc. Around 3600 teachers were actively engaged in the camps.

 

It was informed that the competition was conducted in three stages. At first stage, students participated at zonal level involving ten winter camps per zone. At second stage, the students competed at District level and today at third stage a total of 70 students from ten districts participated in the finals by exhibiting their talent in model making, drawing, craft etc. The items showcased by the students were based on different themes including Math, Drawing, Craft, English, Social Science and Urdu.

Altaf Bukhari also interacted with the participants and said that the Department will continue to involve students in various extracurricular activities where they can showcase their talent. He said that more such programmes will be organized where larger number of students will get a chance to participate. He also appealed the parents to boost the morale of their children by encouraging them in such activities and by taking active part in the programmes organized in schools. On the occasion, the Minister said that the Education Department has charted an academic calendar that will have a schedule for extracurricular activities to be followed by the schools.