Jammu,April 24 – It was an evening filled with nostalgia, pathos and tears when ‘Mauj Kasheer’-a colorful and scintillating cultural programme by young Kashmiri Pandit artists, was presented by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language, at Abhinave Theatre today.
The hour long Kashmiri music and dance programme that held the audience in rapt attention for two hours, depicted multi-faceted diversity of Kashmiri culture and showcased centuries old traditions of co-existence, mutual love and brotherhood. The young artists of the Pandit community, born away from their motherland artistically demonstrated vibrancy, depth and richness of the kashmiri culture, and their fondness of Kashmiri customs and traditions.
The programme comprised of action songs and music concerts by the young artists including tiny tots was based on the legendary Kashmiri poetry of Lalla Ded, Mehjoor, Dina Nath Nadim, Abdul Ahad Azad and Moti Lal Saqi.
Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai was the chief guest on the occasion, while the function was presided over by noted poet, littérateur and scholar Mr Arjun Dev Majboor.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Ganai praised the contribution of pandit community to Kashmiri art and culture. He said geographical distances have failed to strain the mutual brotherhood and harmonious relationship between Muslim and pandit community, as the culture they share is based on the lofty ideals of great saints and seers. In fact, the two communities continue to be closer to each other by heart and still possess unitary spirit, he added.
He had a word of praise for the
In his welcome address, Secretary of the Academy, Mr Zaffar Iqbal Manhas, explaining the objective of programme said that the effort of his organization has been to keep the rich cultural ethos of the state intact among the young generation of the Pandit Community. He expressed resolve of the Academy to take this programme to different parts of
The Principal Secretary on the occasion also felicitated erudite poet and versatile litterateur Mr. Arjun Dev Majboor and illustrious Kashmiri musician and artist Mr. Krishan Langoo. Each of them was presented a shawl, memento and a citation in recognition of their contribution in art and culture.
Besides, intellectuals, art lovers a large gathering of Pandits were present on the occasion.
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