JKAACL organises cultural programme at Gulab Garh, Paddar


KISHTWAR : As a part of 75 week long celebration of Azadi Ka Amrut Mohatsav, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with local administration and Paddari Lok Kala Manch today organised a mesmerizing cultural bonanza under the supervision of JKAACL Secretary, Rahul Pandey, at sports stadium Gulab Garh Paddar.

During the event, several local artists hailing from different parts of Paddar displayed their talent through scintillating performances.

The programme was closely monitored by Additional Secretary JKAACL, Sanjeev Rana and Cultural Officer, JKAACL, Gulab Saify.

The programme was inaugurated by a prominent local artist, Jodh Ram Bhagat, in presence of Block Development Council Chairman, Arpan Singh, District Development Council member, Hari Krishan Chauhan, SDM Paddar, Varunjeet Singh Charak besides other artists.

The khad zaath, Ghuri and Shangli forms of local traditional dance remained the main attraction during the programme. Besides, skits based on enriched Paddari folk culture and solo singing performance of local folk singers intermingled with mystic tunes of local instrument kept the participants captivating. The Dhaku dance by the guest artists of Bhaderwah also grabbed the attention of audiences.

Horticulture and Agriculture department along with local farmers installed the stalls during the programme exhibiting their local products.

Besides, on spot testing and vaccination drive was also launched by the Health department on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the prominent persons and the members of Paddri Lok Kala Manch thanked the district administration and JKAACL for organizing such a scintillating programme.

The programme ended with a procession carried out by the local artists singing paddari bhajans and devotional songs from sports stadium which culminated at Mata Chandi Mandir Gulab Garh where Zagra would start.