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JAMMU, FEB. 04: Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages in collaboration with GGM Science College organize Basant Panchami presenting a musical bonanza here in the auditorium of the college. Vinod Sharma, prominent citizen and art promoter was the chief guest on the occasion. Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, Additional Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages and Prof Ashok Kumar, Vice Principal, GGM Science College were also present on the occasion.
While speaking on the occasion, Vinod Kumar congratulated all the participating artists who presented a scintillating musical programme and also wished on the occasion of Basant Panchami. While speaking about the regional and traditional music, he said that involving youth by organizing such events in the colleges leaves an impact among the youth that the rich old traditions of Dogra culture not only entertains but also spreads the message of love, brotherhood, cultural diversity and national integration. He also applauded the role of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages for the continuous activities in art, culture and literature and said that focusing the youth for preservation and development of traditions and cultures of the diverse identity of the region its need of the time that such efforts should also be continued in future too.
The artists who performed include: Akash Priya, Anjusha Sharma, Kusha Sharma, Chinmey Sharma, Palvi Kaul and the rythmists were: Kamal Sharma (Dholak). Sahil Jasrotia (Tabla), Sunil Sharma (synth), Anil Raina(flute), Rakesh Kumar (Octopad), Darshan Troch (Guitar), Mr Bishan Das (Harmonium).
Earlier, while welcoming the distinguished guests and students Dr Arvinder Singh Amn said that JKAACl and GGM Science College decided to organize programmes representing regional and traditional music and other related activities especially for the students so that the youth of the today who is being attracted towards western culture should also be made aware about the ethnicity and importance of our rich heritage. He said that such more activities will also be featured soon for the student community and also expressed his gratitude towards the Principal, GGM Science College for collaborating. Prof Ashok Kumar, Vice Principal presented vote of thanks and Dilshad Shah conducted the proceedings of the event.