The Chief Minister who is also president of the Academy underlined the need for transparency in finalization and implementation of various programmes stressing on adherence to the set norms and procedures in this regard. He also approved enhancement of scholarship for the students of calligraphy and cash prize for photography and films.
Chairing the Central Committee meeting of the
The Chief Minister asked the Academy to factor in the opinions of members of Central Committee representing various languages while formulating the programme for publications in these particulars languages.
The President of the Culture Academy said that a comprehensive project for upgrading Tagore hall at Srinagar is being worked out with the Central Government at a cost Rs. 12.5 crore. He said a similar project for Abhinav theatre
The meeting was attended by the Minister for Tourism and Culture Nawang Rigzin Jora, Deputy Chairman Legislative Council, Mohammad Yousuf Taing, Principal Secretary Finance, Mohammad Iqbal Khanday, Principal Secretary Planning Development, B.B. Vyas, Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Atal Duloo, non official members of the Central committee and other senior officers.
Omar Abdullah asked the
In his presentation, the Secretary Culture Academy Khalid Bashir Ahmad presented resume of the major activities undertaken by the
He said the Academy also organized best book award presentation, young artist, folk festival, painting competition, Gojri heritage festival, theatre, workshop for women, Tagore theatre festival etc during this period besides publication of 133 publications in various language.
He said Advisory sub-committees have been activated and discussions held with prominent writers and artists at
He said that the Academy also organized cultural programmes on different themes, folk dances, talent hunt musical programmes, mushairas and music competitions at various places.
The meeting reviewed action taken report on the decision taken in the previous Central Committee meeting and discussed matters relating to the functioning of various units of the academy in detail.