Doda (J&K), May, 19 -Doda is emerging as a further centre of Kashmiri literature in the State after Valley and writers and artists of the area have contributed most valuable works to Kashmiri Language and Culture since early decades of twentieth century , said Zaffar Iqbal Manhas ,Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages while interacting with prominent artists, Poets and intellectuals of the area on the concluding day of Two day long State Cultural Festival 2009 entitled Dhanak-IV.
Zaffar said that the
Earlier a Mega show highlighting different colours of diversed cultural heritage of
This was the fourth phase of the Progamme held here. Prior to this event the same type of State Cultural Festivals were organized by Academy with the help of SNA at Leh,
The main attraction of today’s programme was local Folk-Songs of Bhaderwahi, Sraji, Pogli languages of the area. The locally popular dances items Kudd and Jagrna also spellbound the audience on the occasion.
Kashmiri Hafiz Nagma, Rouf, Dhamali, Chakkri and Sofiyana items were also appreciated by the audience, These items were being presented by renowned artistes of
The Dogri dances Chhajha, Chattani were also attracted crowds. The Gojri Songs and Dances were an other attractions of the festival. During this festival 15 Pahari artists also performed.
The programme was held at Dak Banglow and was attended by thousands of spectators including high officials of State and District Administration, Police, CRPF and Army
The programme was held to commemorate the 150 Adversary of first war of
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