Jammu: As part of National Youth Festival 2021, Intra State Level event began here today amid festivity at Teacher’s Bhawan Gandhi Nagar, Jammu.
Director General, Youth Services and Sports, Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman, was the chief guest while State Co-ordinator, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Bikram Gill was the guest of honour on the occasion.
The programme was organised by the Department of Youth Services and Sports J&K in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan Jammu and Kashmir.
The intra state festival, which would culminate on 4th January 2021 followed by an inter-state level programme commencing on 5th of January with conclusion on 8th of January, would present classical music, classical vocal, classical solo and other genre of folk dances and songs. The theme of this mega carnival is “Standing together for truth, we the power of youth”.
Pertinently, 250 participants are expected to take part in the inter-state level event and the winners of this programme would compete at Inter State National Level event to be organised through virtual mode.
Director General, while speaking on the occasion, said that the Government of India is providing platform for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir to showcase their talent in different cultural programmes especially indigenous folk dance, folklore, drama, playing of Santoor, Rubab, etc through physical as well as virtual mode.
Director General called upon the local youth to ensure maximum participation in the programme to explore their unique skills besides preserving and promoting our cultural heritage.
Earlier, the programme was started with lighting of traditional lamps by Director General and other dignitaries followed by cultural, folk dances and other performances by various artists of Jammu and Kashmir which was highly appreciated by the audience.
Among others senior officers of Youth Services and Sports Department besides a large number of participants and others were also present in the programme.