JKAACL artists mesmerise audiences
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The colorful musical and dance programme ‘The Music and Dances of Jammu’ mesmerised the packed Abhinav Theatre. The event organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languges was decorated with the colorful presentation of Dogri and Gojri Dances along with melodious voices of Sonali Dogra, the Voice of Punjab winner and the nationally acclaimed Singer.
Prof Ajit Angral, Nodal Principal, GGM Science College, Jammu was the Chief Guest. Dr Aziz Hajini, Secretary and Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, J&K Acadmey of Art, Culture and Languages were also present on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, Prof Ajit Angral appreciated the performance of the artists and said that that this was the one of the best presentation of his life and said that this reflects the global level of the talent of the regional artists, singers and dancers of the region. He also expressed his gratitude to the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for organizing such a wonderful event for the students community, the future generation of the country and also proposed that such events should be made as a regular activity and for this GGM Science College is always there to collaborate.
Dr Aziz Hajini, while addressing the packed Abhinav Theatre said that as the policy matter J&K Cultural Academy is committed to focus the youth and catch them young to inculcate in them the importance of regional culture and the value of regional languages particularly the mother tongue.
He further said that in future the national and international programmes and conferences are also in the schedule and such more activities will also be followed. He thanked Prof Ajit Angral and the teaching faculty members and the students of GGM Science College and Saint Peter’s Higher Secondary School teaching faculty and students for being a part of this event.
Earlier, while welcoming the distinguished artists, the teaching faculty of GGM Science College and Saint Peter’s Higher Secondary School, Karan Bagh, Jammu said that this programme was finalized after the discussions held with the Principal, GGM Science College. While stressing the importance of this program, he said that main thrust was to show case the traditional diversity of the region and also make aware the youth about the importance of the regional identity through display of old rich tradition.
The singers and performers who performed include: Ms Sonali Dogra, Dr Shivankar Bharti (singers), Rakesh Anand (flute), Sahil Jasrotia (Dholak), Sunil Kumar (synth), Darshan Dharoach(guitar).
The dances in Dogri, Gojri and Punjabi were choreographed by J.R Jackson. The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Kusum Ticku and the vote of thanks was presented by Ashok Gupta, Editor Dogri, JKAACL.