74th Republic Day celebration: Cultural Unit Kashmir of DIPR felicitates winners, participants
Div Com Kmr presides over as chief guest
SRINAGAR: To acknowledge and felicitate the winners and participants of a series of events organized in connection with the 74th Republic Day celebration, the Cultural Unit Kashmir of the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) J&K today organized a ‘Felicitation Ceremony’ at Pandit Bhajan Sopori Auditorium of DIPR Srinagar.
Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri was the chief guest on the occasion.
The Cultural Unit Kashmir of DIPR had organized a Speech Competition themed ‘ India of My Dreams’; Quiz Competition on the theme ‘Know My India’; Patriotic Singing Competition on the theme ‘Ae Watan Tere Liye’ and Patriotic Mushaira with the theme ‘Watan Ke Naam’.
Addressing the audiences, the Div Com lauded the efforts of Cultural Unit Kashmir for organising competitions of big magnitude on patriotic themes. He said providing such a platform to students gives them a chance to showcase their talent and this also helps to tap the energy of youth in a positive direction.
Bidhuri said, “rather than wasting time on unnecessary things students should explore their potential and polish it with the help of teachers who are always there to help them.” He also congratulated the teachers for honing the skills of students and polishing these raw diamonds.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Director Information (PR) Kashmir, Bilal Mukhtar Dar highlighted some of the prominent steps taken by Cultural Unit Kashmir vis-à-vis providing budding talent of our valley a platform to present their talent to the outside world and at the same time come across prominent personalities in diverse fields to get exposure through the medium of Gen ‘Z’ and Beats of J&K.
He said both of these programmes have been well acclaimed both on a national and an international level.
Earlier, the Cultural Officer Kashmir, Burhan Hussain presented an overview of the programmes organized to commemorate the 74th Republic Day. He said the programmes were organized to explore hidden talent in our educational institutions in Kashmir and provide them with a chance to showcase it to the world.
Items songs were also presented on the occasion by Suhail an employee of Cultural Unit Kashmir, who enthralled the audiences with his mesmerizing voice.
The event was attended by students from the Institute of Music and Fine Arts Kashmir University, Colleges, Higher Secondary Schools and High Schools (both Govt. and Private). Besides, Principals, Asstt Professors from various Colleges and Coordinators of Schools also participated in the event.
Among others, Officers/Officials of the Information department were also present on the occasion.
Prior to the prize distribution function, the Deputy Director Information (PR) Kashmir and Cultural Officer Kashmir presented a Shawl and Memento to the Div Com Kashmir.
Later, the Div Com felicitated the winners and judges of these events with trophies and certificates.