Greater than two years later the unprecedented shock of the Pandemic continues to function backdrop to on a regular basis life. Individuals in every single place have adjusted their routines to this new actuality. On this readjustment state of affairs, new discernable cultural traits have additionally emerged.
These embody a return to traditions as many really feel that globalization has led to the lack of native traditions. In Bharata, the pattern in direction of localization has a fillip with the current authorities prioritizing self-reliance. In Jammu and Kashmir, there’s a welcome emphasis on business showcasing of artifacts that are additionally markers of the id of various ethnic communities and sub-cultures.
The opposite main pattern impacting our lives is the modified relationship with bodily area. The impression of lockdown restrictions has pressured folks to spend extra time on-line. The bodily world is now competing with the digital world. Additionally labeled because the metaverse-it is a shared digital area the place folks discover new prospects of expressions; create new identities and novel strategies of interplay with one another.
The artwork and tradition practitioners and litterateurs are excited by the newly discovered freedom away from the shackles of bodily limitations of areas and other people. They’re exploring new digital narratives and identities. However this has additionally raised many moral points as unchecked multinational company homes with unbridled entry to the digital world are slowly however silently influencing our tastes and decisions. We’re on the cusp of a socio-cultural revolution, the longer term course of which is anyone’s guess.
Earlier than giving an summary of the annual cultural state of affairs, allow us to pay homage to well-known personalities who sailed into sundown reminiscent of Dogri writers and poets Dr Manoj and Sita Ram Sapolia
Awards and Honours: This 12 months’s Padmashree award was bestowed upon Dogra Icon and Sanskrit Scholar Vishwamurti Shashtri, for his contribution to literature and schooling. The nationwide Sahitya Akademi Award was conferred upon eminent Dogri scholar/ author Prof Veena Gupta within the style of Dogri drama for her guide ‘Chhe Roopak’. Earlier, she was additionally honored with Sauhard Samman by Uttar Pradesh Hindi Sansthan, Lucknow.
Dogri/Hindi poet/author Dr Nirmal Vinod was honoured with Sahitya Akademi Translation award for Dogri translation of Ruskin Bond’s quick tales ‘Our bushes Nonetheless Grows in Dehara’ as ‘Dehra Ch Ajj Bi Ugde N Saame Boohte’. Sahitya Akaemi’s Yuva Puruskar went to to Ashu Sharma for Dogri quick tales guide ‘Kathputli’. Younger prolific author of Dogri, Hindi and English Rajeshwar Singh Raju obtained Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar for his youngsters’s quick tales guide ‘Sikh-Matt’. His new books in Hindi embody Hamsafar, Aao Vartman Savaren, Ateet Gouravmay Tha, Khitiz Paas Hai Nahin Bhi, and Dogri poetry Tukke.
Bhasha Sumbli has been chosen for Sangeet Natak Akademi Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2021 for her contribution in Theatre route. Prof Ram Nath Shastri Memorial Award-2022 was given to poet Ashok Ambar, Dinu Bhai Pant Award was conferred upon eminent Dogri writers Om Goswami, and Dhian Singh . Ramesh Mehta Award 2022, was given to Ghazal singer-poet-composer, Sham Sajan and writer-painter-cultural critic-journalist, Jang S. Verman. Maharaja Gulab Singh Award 2022, was given to Padamshree Jatinder Udhampuri . J&Okay Union Territory Life Time Award was given to eminent author/scholar in Dogri/Hindi Padamshree Shiv Nirmohi.
The Jammu and Kashmir Authorities Awards, 2022, had been conferred upon Okay.D. Maini famous Pahari author, Satish Vimal famend author /poet, Ramalo Ram, Dogri folks singer/dancer, and Sardar Inder Singh, Chairman, Himalayan Heritage Museum, Jammu. Pradeep Dutta, Bureau Chief, Occasions Now, Jammu, was awarded within the class of Excellent Media Particular person. State’s Republic Day Tableaux: Creatively designed and introduced by main modern artist Veer ji Munshi, the State’s Tableaux gained the third finest award in Republic Day Parade-2021 at New Delhi.
Cultural state of affairs of Jammu within the present 12 months failed to search out the pre-Corona jest and rhythm. Altering of the constitutional mandate and construction of autonomous establishment reminiscent of J&Okay Academy of Artwork, Tradition and Languages (JKAACL) to a Society, below the plea of reforms by the UT administration and swiftly applied by all figuring out babus on transit postings has led to disruption of Academy’s common actions in several artwork fields and publications packages in all of the Six Schedule languages of J&Okay. The Academy, which has been unable to carry consultant and flagship occasions like annual drama competition, annual artwork exhibition, painters/ sculptor and writers camps and provides away coveted Academy’s annual awards in several fields, efficiently applied and held quite a few centrally sponsored schemes and mega occasions. Underneath the general supervision of Bharat Singh, JKAS, Secretary, Academy’s highlights are Cultural Programme on the twenty fifth NCeG, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Expertise Hunt Competitors, Poetry Competition, Music Competition, Scheme for the Promotion of Conventional & Cultural Festivals, Har Ghar Tiranga Marketing campaign, Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme, Cultural Festivals at Main Vacationer Locations, Cultural Programmes at Mansar and Surinsar, Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, My City My Pleasure, Cultural Evenings throughout Amarnath Yatra-2022, Jashn-e-Dogra Virasat, et al. The above packages had been organized by Academy’s Central workplace, Jammu division sub-offices and workplaces at Doda, Rajouri and Kathua.
Movies: Resulting from UT Authorities’s new movie coverage, not solely J&Okay is reemerging as a selection vacation spot for movie shootings by producers from Bollywood and different facilities, however there may be additionally an enthusiastic response from native skilled and armature movie makers to provide high quality characteristic and quick movies that measure as much as the requirements of worldwide and
nationwide festivals. Holding of extra such movie festivals by NGOs, military and different companies absolutely will encourage the native movie makers to provide movies that are creative takes upon the native and glocal socio-cultural realities of up to date life. The UT Authorities must arrange enticing awards and a Movie Finance Company to help proficient movie makers on the sample of artistically inclined states reminiscent of Assam, Kerala, Bengal amd Maharashtra.
This 12 months’s achievers within the movie area embody native movie maker Jayesh Gupta whose Hindi Function Movie ‘Kyu’ obtained the award for ‘Greatest Social Movie’ within the Karnataka Worldwide Movie Competition. Rahat Kazami and Tairq Khan, the award successful movie makers from Surankot,
other than taking pictures movies in J&Okay, had been instrumental in organizing lately concluded movie competition ‘Dil mange Extra at Udhampur’. Theatre actor/director Aditya Bhanu’s Dogri Function Movie “Aaun Aan Shinda” was launched in Jammu and nonetheless operating in Katra. His quick movies obtained honourable mentions in nationwide movie festivals. Sudesh Verma, senior movie maker of J&Okay, directed documentary movie on late Pran Kishore Kaul for Sahitya Akademi New Delhi, and variety of quick movie and documentaries for numerous Authorities companies.
Written, produced and directed by Baljit Singh Raina, Hindi characteristic movie ‘Funtassiyan’ obtained Greatest Story Function Movie Award from Lensfame Worldwide Movie Competition in 2022. He additionally a Punajbi movie Punjabi Meri Jind Jaan. Cinematographer Sameer Sharma contributed by filming variety of characteristic and quick movies. Senior theatre actor/director, Mushtaq Kak gave highly effective performances in Sony Liv’s net sequence Taanaav and quick movies Zufash, ansd awaerd successful Mission Performances. His coming sequence are Gadar-2 & Tejas.
SANSKRIT: Underneath marketing campaign to advertise Sanskrit studying and literature in Jammu. Shri Kailakh Jyotish evam Vedic Sansthan Belief, Ban Talab, Belief President, Mahant Rohit Shastri, flagged off the Cellular Sanskrit Gurukul as a part of the mission “Grame Grame Sanskrit”- instructing of Sanskrit in each village. The Merchants Affiliation of Jammu Warehouse additionally determined to make use of Sanskrit for a day in each day enterprise by writing payments in Sanskrit.
DOGRI: Dogri acquired shot in arm with inclusion within the faculty curriculum and beginning of the Submit Graduate Course in Dogri at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College (SMVDU). Underneath management of Padamshree R.Okay. Sinha, VC and Nagendra Singh, Registrar, SMVDU, has emerged as a robust centre for the promotion of various points of native tradition and language. Dogri translation of the Indian Structure by Prof. Archana Kesar, Yashpaul Nirmal, Nirmal Vikram and Prakash Premi was this 12 months’s notable addition within the corpus of recent Dogri literature. Dogri Novels: This 12 months three Dogri novels printed are Inderjeet Kesar’s ‘Nimitt’, Shailendra Singh’s ‘Kurban-Bast’ and Tara Danpuri’s ‘Khandit Murti’.
Dogri Sanstha, headed by Prof Lalit Magotra, held on-line kavi, kahani and multi language kahani goshthis, particular packages on Ved Rahi, Dinu Bhai Pant, Prof. Ram Nath Shastri. Sanstha launched Jagdeep Dubey’ quick tales Titlian, performs Vikarn, Promila Manhas’s poetry Phullen Ladoyee Raat Rani, Shiv Dibolia’s essays Haye Budapa, Santosh Sangra’s essays Koham, Prof. Shashi Pathania’s essays Dogri Lok Sahitya Te Dogra Sanskriti, poetry Return Reward. Sanstha organized Dogri Maanta Divas competition and honoured with Dogri Sanstha Samman famend Dogri writers/poets/students and activists like Madan Gopal Padha, Shiv Mehta, Sudesh Raj, Usha Kiran ‘Kiran’, Randhir Singh Raipuria, Janak Khajuria, Suraj Singh, Preeti Dubey and Surinder Sagar.
Sahitya Akademi: D. Okay. Vaid’s (Darshan Darshi)tenure as Convener, Sahitya Akademi’s Advisory Board of Dogri will probably be remembered for taking to rural communities the flagship progra
ms of the Akademi with a purpose to create consciousness and involvement of the actual stakeholders. The Sahitya Akademi packages included Gramlok, Individuals & Books with Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar SMVDU, Vyakti te Kriti with senior journalist Jorawar Singh Jamwal.
Duggar Manch: Underneath the aegis of Dogri’s famend poet Mohan Singh, Manch launched newly printed Dogri books, held kavi darbars and celebrated Madhukar Day. Nami Dogri Sanstha additionally held quite a few literary and guide launch capabilities. Dogri author Yashpal Nirmal, obtained awards from native and outdoors literary our bodies for his books like Aao Khushiyan Bantein, and Dogri poetry guide entitled 1008 Dogri Haiku. His Dogri Youngsters Novel “Chhuttiyan” has been translated and printed in Hindi, English, Bhojpuri, Odia, Bangla, Rajsthani, Gujrati, Nepali, Marathi, Telugu, Bodo, Maithili, Magahi, Kumauni and many others. Languages. Dogri poet and broadcaster Naseeb Singh
Manhas represented Dogri in Sahitya Akademi & Ministry of Tradition GOI’s Worldwide Lit Fest, at Shimla. Meri Mitra Mandli: Ek Sahitiyik Kranti (MMM), a literary group devoted to Dogri, organized ‘Mandliyan’ sequence of literary packages in distant areas, distributed prizes to the younger winners of Bholiyan Shaklan Mitthe Bol, MMM additionally held workshops for Kishore Mandlians and Bal Mandlians.
HINDI: Hindi’s literary corpus was enriched by Kshama Kaul together with her new Hindi Novel ‘Moorti Bhanjan’, and Hindi translation of Rakesh Kaul’s English Novel as ‘Kashmir ki Antim Maharani Kota Rani’. Dr Agnishekhar printed two poetry anthologies ‘ Mein Lal Ded’ and ‘Hum Jalawatan’, a Hindi translation of 59 Up to date Exiled Kashmiri poets. Prof Ashok Kumar launched his Hindi guide ‘Jammu Kashmir ki Hindi Kavita’. Proficient poetess and author Aruna Sharma’s two books Kitna Kuch Ankha and Meel Pathar Hindi, a translation of Dogri quick tales of Bandhu Sharma had been launched by Jammu Kashmir Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti. The Samiti below the management of Prof Bharat Bhushan Sharma, common secretary, held seminar on Swadhinta Sangram Aur Hindi Sahitya, at Kathua, Hinditer
Bhashi Hindi Nav Lekhak Shivirs at Leh and Jammu, Hindi Diwas packages in several colleges, symposium on Nai Shiksha Niti 2020 Aur Bhartiya Bhashain at Udhampur. It additionally launched C L Sharma’s ‘Suvichar Chintan’. Hindi Sahitya Mandal, concluded its Platinum Jubilee celebrations with publication of journal Madhurima, and a particular challenge to commemorate the seventy fifth birthday of late Ramesh Mehta. Mandal additionally bestowed Ramesh Mehta awards and gave away the late Tej Bhan Gulati Annual Award for rising Hindi Writers to younger Hindi poet Naresh Khajuria and Bharat Amrit Utsav Hindi Sewa Samman to writers-cum-past Presidents; Dr Priytam Chandra Shastri, Dr Virendra Gupt, Dr Nirmal Vinod, Prof Kiran Bakshi, Dr Raj Kumar and writer-composer Brij Mohan. A guide of satire by Dr Monojit was additionally launched.
URDU: The quick taking place adjustments within the socio-cultural spheres affecting the linguistic ecology normally, has put Urdu, the as soon as har-dil azeez language, at again foot. A couple of literary organizations and a choose variety of poets and writers scattered within the area are concerned in creating modern expression in prose and poetry. Balraj Bakshi, the Udhampur based mostly sentinel of Urdu began publication of first quarterly Urdu literary journal Zubaan O Bayaan. He launched his poetry assortment ‘Mitti Kay Mausam’ and ‘Aasaniyat’, a
assortment of Urdu nouns and verbs. Jammu based mostly Anjuman Farogh-e-Urdu felicitated recipients of Sahitya Akademi Awards and paid tribute to Arsh Sehbai on his first dying anniversary. The Jammu College’s Dept. of Urdu other than its educational mandate and operating skilled programs additionally organized quite a few literary packages.
Punjabi Lekhak Jammu organized common month-to-month literary meets, launched books in Punjabi by Harjit Singh Uppal’s ‘Shabdan De Sur Panchhi’, M S Kaamra, Dr. Monojit’s Punjabi Novel “Ikk Naal Ikk Free” and assortment of satires “Danda Ooncha Rahe Hamata” (Hindi), Jang S. Verman’s poems ‘Na Vazan Na Behar, Eh Tan Man Di Lehar’, Manjeet Singh Kamra’s Punjabi Poetry assortment ‘Boond Banegi Sagar’, ‘Katha de Vehre Choun’, quick tales and ‘Harbhajan Singh Sagar Di
Sahitak Drishti’ edited by Popinder Singh. JKAACL’s Punjabi wing printed ‘Sada Sahit- Kahani Ank’ edited by Popinder Singh Paras, Jammu Kashmir Di Punjabi Kahani” Edited by Navdeep Kaur, Pritam Singh Anjaan’s assortment of tales Muavza and assortment of articles ‘Knoj’, Bhupinder Singh Raina’s novels Nadi Te Naari , Paap Di Pand , Benaam Rishtey ( Hindi Translation ) and poetry collections Ret Te Pairhan , Raktim Taandav ( Hindi ). Ratan Singh Kanwal’s Ujedte Lamhoon ki Khetiyan (Assortment of Urdu Afsanay) and Darad Chinaroon ka, Hindi translation of Punjabi Kahaniyan. Randheer Kour, scholar/author and assistant professor Punjabi, with the lively help of Principal Anuradha Pundoh, Authorities Diploma School, Bishnah, efficiently organized a six month certificates course to Be taught Punjabi By Well-liked Experiences: Songs, Poetry and Folks Literature.
Kashmiri: Literary NGO, Samprati, launched R.L Shant’s two quick story collections in English translation The Track of the Sheenpipin, translation by eight completely different translators
together with the creator and Rupture- a translation of Shant’s Sahitya Akademi award successful guide Tshen by Javed Iqbal, Kashmir College, Balkrishan Sanyasi’s ‘The Chronicles of Kashmir: Biography of Amarnath Vaishnavi, and Kashmiri guide of vital essays Sonchi Sodur. Amar Malmohi’s Rood Saeri Varak-Kashmiri poems, Byan Tshen Te Bavath, Socio-literary examine of holocaust of minorities in Kashmir. Vinod Kaul’s guide of Kashmiri poems Gaash, poetry assortment in Kashmiri in Nastaliq and Devnagri scripts. Ashok Khamosh’s Hindi poems titled Yeh Gali Mere Ghar Ko Jjati Thi. Nagrad Adbi Sangam held a mushaira. Nagrad Adbi Sangam and Samparati in Jammu held a seminar on ‘Feasibility and Significance of Devnagri as an extra different script for Kashmiri’ and despatched appeals to the federal government and JK Cultural Academy. R L Shant was honoured with the Concord Award for Life’s Achievement. Kishtawari: Well-known author from Kishtwar, Kewal Krishan Sharma, launched his newest guide; Complete Research of Kishtwari and Nav Bharat Nirman.
Visible Arts: With Prof Shohab Inayat Malik as incharge Principal, The Institute of Music &
Superb Arts, College of Jammu, organized quite a few workshops and packages, and showcased the works of younger pupil/artists throughout its Annual Day Operate and an Artwork Exhibition. Throughout the music program, the scholars of IMFA carried out classical gadgets like Tabla, Sitar, Violin & vocal gadgets in addition to Kathak Dance.Ravinder Jamwal, the well-known sculptor, created statues of Maharaja Gulab Singh ji forn Lakhanpur, Justice Mehar Chand at Janipur chowk, Bust of Mehar Chand and enormous statue of Thakur Baldev Singh for Hirangar. He introduced a fiber statue of Honourable Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi ji at Palli on Nationwide Panchayati Raj Day. He organized a Three- Day Set up Sculptors Camp at his The Dhruva- Satya- Studio Atelier at Birpur. Milan Sharma, the senior visible artist, participated in nationwide group exhibits and portray workshops. Prof Sanjay Sharma participated in India Artwork Fest at Bengaluru. Well-known painter Suman Gupta, participated in nationwide, worldwide exhibitions and artwork camps. Okay Okay Gandhi, held solo present at Jahangir Artwork gallery Mumbai apart from main group exhibits in Delhi & Hyderabad, participated in artwork camps/ symposia, workshops and gave stay demos at
Chitkara College, world college of Design, Kannada College. Jang S. Verman, participated in worldwide and nationwide exhibitions. He contributed weekly pages on Artwork & Tradition to Jammu’s English each day, Ganesh Kumar Sharma, well-known Sculptor has been awarded with certificates and awards for his participation in Worldwide On-line Artwork Exhibitions. NGO Jammu & Kashmir Centre for Artistic Arts organized many artwork & cultural actions like Worldwide On-line Artwork Exhibitions, Nationwide Artwork Exhibitions at Amritsar and Dehradun. Three main artwork occasions held in reminiscence of Late (Smt.) late Gobind Kour, Up to date Girl Sculptor of Jammu. The Viraj Kala Kendra additionally held artwork exhibitions and camps and many others.
Cartoons: Nicely-known cartoonist Chander Shekhar organized caricature exhibition as tribute to Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma ji, exhibition of 72 cartoons on 72nd Birthday of Shri Narinder Modi, exhibition of cartoons in College of Jammu on Nationwide Cartoonist Day. He participated and arranged an Worldwide exhibition held at IGCIC, Mauritius by main cartoonists of India. Manoj Chopra, well-known Cartoonist, gained first prize within the Nationwide degree
competitors by Cartoon Watch and Chhattisgarh Atmosphere Conservation Board below UN surroundings programme. He was ranked second on the nationwide degree cartoon competitors on World Cartoonist Day organized by the Division of Tradition, Chhattisgarh.
Kathak: As a performing artist and trainer in-charge of the Jammu College’s Division of Dance, IMFA, Priya Dutta, has rejuvenated the observe of Kathak in the summertime capital by organizing a sequence of public performances. Her group Nrityanjali is a wanted platform by young and old hobbyists to groom and hone their dance expertise.
Theatre: With J&Okay Cultural Academy’s failing to carry annual theatre fest and its theatre initiative diminished to at least one Spring Theatre Fest solely, the native teams stored the theatre scene ticking. Natrang, held exhibits of ‘Bawa Jitto’, ‘Mata Ki Kahani’, Balwant Thakur’s Parvaaz and screened ‘Gulab Gaatha’. It produced a brand new play ‘Uncrowned King’ based mostly on the lifetime of Sahitiya Akademi awardee poet Kunwar Viyogi, organized Youngsters’s Theatre Camp and
staged new play ‘Air pollution Ka Resolution’. Duggar Manch, staged Mohan Singh’s Dogri Play `Gummat Maidan 1808′ at SMVDU. Rangyug, below eminent theatre persona Deepak Kumar held Theatre workshops and staged avenue performs. Natraj Natya Kunj organized quite a few workshops and studio performances. Rajneesh Gupta, launched Hindi guide ‘Taandav’- a group of stage performs. Samooh Theatre, with Ravinder Sharma as director, staged performs like Dakghar, Manoj Sheri’s Kashmiri play ‘Ghar Devta’, and Epilogue. It staged Dozakh, based mostly on Shakespeare’s Othello within the Nationwide Theatre competition at Bikaner. Vikram Sharma, senior theatre artiste was awarded at 9t h Komal and VK Pahuja Theatre Competition as eminent Author Director from J&Okay for adaptation of Tagor’s play Chitra. Sumeet Sharma, performed theatre workshops below the newly launched ‘Coaching Outreach Programme’ of Division of College students Welfare, College of Jammu. King C Bharti, acted in quite a few
Kashmir performs. Ishu Bharati Pandit, baby actor, acted in Docu Drama ‘Comrade Dhanwantri’. Mohit Mehra, the award successful theatre artiste, organized a month lengthy theatre workshop/ Dogri play Kunju Chanchlo written by N.D. Jamwal, directed by Sandeep Verma obtained chosen in twenty second Bharat Rang Mahotsav organized by Nationwide College of Drama. Hill Thespian staged Shiv Mehta’s Sainskaar, designed and directed by Sunil Sharma in spring theatre competition. Santosh Sangra, senior theatre actor, enacted the function of Indira Gandhi in six exhibits of Azadi Ka Amrit Utsav and in addition in Rajneesh Gupta’s play Visarjan, carried out at Calcutta for Navratri Mahotsav. Beginner Theatre Group, with Mushtaq Kak as mentor, held exhibits of play Lamoh ki Mulaqat, based mostly on Krishan Chnader’s Urdu tales, dramatized by Uma Jhunjhunwala, in drama fest at Jabalpur, Bhopal. Kak additionally designed and directed ‘Shanker Shesh’s ‘Aadhi Ke Raat Ke Baad’.
Dogre Akkhar, the Fb group, has finished an ideal job for netizens by offering a pc pleasant model of Takri, the script of Dogri. The group’s dedication to focus upon
cultural highpoints of Dogra Tradition is admirable. Manthan, the net lecture sequence on performing arts of Bharata, conceptualized by Dr. Bharat Bhushan Head, Division of Music, Girdari Lal Dogra Memorial GDC, Hiranagar, got here out as a welcome initiative. Duggar Choir, his different initiative of immense cultural worth has drawn youthful generations to the wealth of people music. Duggar Choir is performing in a nationwide occasion organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Amar Mahal Museum Advanced, Jammu, goes to carry three day ‘The Tawi competition of Artwork and Concepts’ in Feb 2023. Conceptualized by Dr Jyotsna Singh, Director Amar Mahal Museum, and put collectively by a workforce of artists, artwork historians, heritage consultants and litterateurs from the area, this modern competition shall be a progressive effort to have a good time creativity, inclusiveness, custom and modernity by bringing an eclectic amalgamation of artwork, music, tradition, literature and stimulating concepts.
The Division of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, has revitalized the Dogra Artwork Museum which in its new premises is attracting numerous guests. To create consciousness about J&Okay’s wealthy heritage, the Dept. organized World Heritage Day, Worldwide Museum Day, Iconic Week, and World Heritage Week. The Dept. additionally took up numerous restoration/ renovation works for 18 heritage websites in Jammu province.
Kirpal Singh, the heritage warrior, has began publication of folders on Dogra festivals, rituals and customs. He has voluntarily performed 100 heritage walks in Mubarak Mandi
Advanced. Anil Pabha, the founding father of Amar Santosh Museum at Udhampur, and co-convener of INTACH chapter Udhampur, has been invited by Union Minister within the Parliamentary Affairs and MoS within the Ministry of Tradition, GoI, to showcase his assortment of uncommon artifacts at Kala Kendra, New Delhi.
Intach: Jammu Chapter, with S. M. Sahni, former Director Tourism, as Convener, has efficiently accomplished conservation of spiritual buildings at Bhamyal, on Conventional Vaishno Devi Ji route. It held a photo-exhibition Purmandal-Utterbehni listed Heritage temples hall & water our bodies, in the course of the go to of Prime Minister to Palli Panchayat. It has began conservation of Sat Narayan Temple and Ram ji Temple at Panjtirthi, Jammu, physics/chemistry block of GGM Science School. It organized heritage walks at monuments of Reasi District, Suchet Garh and Akhnoor and held workshops on endangered crafts, making agarbattis out of sacred flowers, making ready Pooja materials hamper/baskets, ethnic meals.
Tree Discuss: Sahitya Akademi Awardee, former IFS officer Om Vidyarthy’s, weekly Tree Talks has accomplished twelve years of nature interpretation (1280 classes). His notable publications of the 12 months embody ‘Jungle Jaiv-vividhta’, ‘Sacred groves of Jammu & Kashmir’.
Superb Jammu: Journalist Harry Walia’ group pressured the Ministry of Tradition, GOI, to
cancel a non-public cultural occasion ‘Asikni’ when the area’s misrepresentation in the identical was identified within the group and had prompted a nationwide outrage.
Vishwasthali: Based by Shakti Pathak, with members like Jagdish Brahmi and others, the NGO, after many years of wrestle has succeeded in revival of the endangered Basohli College of Portray, because it stands included in schooling system and in addition the Ability Growth Course at Jammu College. NGOs achievements embody institution of an Artwork Gallery, Museum cum Portray Exhibition Centre, issuance of postal stamps and GI Tagging in close to future, and holding of normal workshops.