Four day festival of Kashmiri plays concludes
Srinagar: A four day festival of Kashmiri plays organized by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala (Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India) concluded today here in the auditorium of S. P. College Srinagar.
The festival, named ‘KASHMIR NATYA MAHOTSAV’ was in collaboration with S. P. College Srinagar and was inaugurated on March 28 by Vice Chancellor, Cluster University Prof. Shaikh Javaid and Principal S. P. College Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Lone.
A total of nine plays were performed during the festival.
Dr. Asghar Samoon, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, who was the Chief Guest, appreciated the initiatives of NZCC and its new Director Prof Saubhagya Vardhan. He also praised the hard work and efforts of Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Festival Director.
In his address Muneer ul Islam, Director Information and Public Relations, who was Guest of Honour, said he is ready to collaborate such initiatives in future and will provide logistic support for these endeavors.
Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Festival Director while putting emphasis on the need of such activities in Kashmir, thanked NZCC for its recent initiatives of holding two Theatre Festivals in a short span of time.
He put on records his praises for the present Director of NZCC Prof Saubhagya Vardhan, who has not even completed 2 months in his office but is very keen to do more such programmes in the valley on a regular basis.
He further demanded that such initiatives from all concerned institutions and organizations should be taken in hand on a larger scale so that the artists of the valley get a moral boost to come forward with good quality performances and at the same time the general public of the valley, especially the youth of Kashmir get an opportunity to get involved in the activities related to Art and Culture.