Army, distt admin Shopian in collab with locals organize “Jashn-e-Chillai Kalan”
Srinagar: Indian Army and Shopian district administration, in collaboration with the locals, organized the third edition of the cultural extravaganza “Jashn-e-Chillai Kalan” at Batpura stadium, Shopian to welcome Chillai Kalan and promote the rich cultural heritage of Kashmir.
“The mega event was attended by Sachin Kumar Vaishya, IAS, DC Shopian as the Guest of Honor along with other local government officials. The event witnessed the active participation of locals from all age groups in huge numbers from all across south Kashmir,” said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.
“The event enthralled the participants with mesmerizing performances from the who’s who of the Kashmiri cultural music scene. The chilly atmosphere was electrified by the melodious and energetic performances of the artists, thus winning everyone’s hearts. The festival was also aimed at promoting local traditions, handicrafts and cuisines,” the PRO said.
“It was no surprise that the Kashmiri youth used this platform to showcase the abundance of talent which was a sight to behold. Rich tributes were also paid during the event to Late CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM, ADC by one and all on the death Anniversary,” he said.
“Dignitaries used this platform to interact with the youth and impress upon them to continue pursuing their ambitions with perseverance and passion. They were also told that development and progress can only march hand in hand with contributions by the local populace. The motto of the event ‘for the people, by the people’ aptly manifested in a befitting manner with a passionate participation by the people in huge numbers,” he added.