Jammu,Kashmir & Ladakh festival at New Delhi on Day-2
New Delhi/Jammu, December 03(Scoop News) – After Remarkable Success of Jammu Kashmir festival on day one which was inaugurated by HE the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir N.N.Vohra and Hon”ble Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at India International Centre New Delhi,The festival was followed on second day morning with the inauguration of Handicraft exhibition by Minister for Tourism & Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora and in the afternoon inauguration of seminar on conservation of Dal Lake and wild life, photo exhibition and film show by minister for Forest & Environment J&K Mia Altaf. The exhibition and film show were jointly organized by Information and Tourism Departments.
Thousands of people having interest in the Handicrafts and scenic beauty of
After inaugurating the Handicraft Exhibition, the ministers had a round of various stalls put up by artisans to showcase with the different traditional crafts of the State.
The main attraction of the handicraft exhibition include Paper Machie by Ali Mohammad Dangroo, Walnut wood carving by Ghulam Rasool Ahangar, Copper wear carving by Farooq Ahmed Zargar,the famous Thanka paintings of Ladakh by Smanda Tsering, Basholi paintings by Lalit Kumar Dogra and Kani Shawl weaving by Ghulam Mohammad Rishu.
The large crowd was witnessed on different stalls in the premises of IIC eagerly looking and enquiring about the rich traditional crafts of the State.
On the occasion, the artists of J&K Academy of Arts, Culture and Language presented various regional, traditional folk theatre forms from
The Exhibition reflecting rich cultural heritage, wildlife, tourist spots and pilgrimage sites of the State attracted large crowd at IIC.
Minister for forests and environment while speaking on the occasion appreciated the role of Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) in conservation of
Information department also presented films on different environment and historical aspects of the State including Environment balance between human and wildlife,
The films were contributed by WWF India, J&K Chapter,
The Minister further informed that Jammu & Kashmir is the most ecologically sensitive landscape in the
Altaf said that
This seminar brought together the key environmentalists of
He said taht there is an urgent need to study these glaciers on long term basis. Dr. Sidharth Kaul, Advisor, Ministry of the Environment & Forests, Government of India spoke on the wetlands of the state. He said that wetlands of the state are important not only for biodiversity but also for the people. The seminar was also addressed by Ravi Kesar, Director, Directorate of Environment & Remote Sensing, government of J&K. He also proposed formal vote of thanks to the Chief Guest, Guest Speakers and other dignitaries present on the occasion.
Chairman INTAC Saleem Beig also presented papers in the seminar.
Among others, Commissioner Secretary Tourism Atal Dulloo, Director Information Khawaja Farooq Renzushah, Director Tourism Farooq Ahmed Shah, Director IIC Mrs Kavita Sharma and senior officers of the State and Central Governments were present on the occasion.
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