Deputy Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today called for preservation of unique Kashmiri culture and tradition as identity.
The DC made these remarks today while speaking as a chief guest at Jashn-e-Bahaar a cultural event held at Sheikh-Ul-Alam Hall Budgam. The daylong event was organized by J&K Police Budgam where prominent artists performed and presented their talent.
Among others, SP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpure, ADC Budgam, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, Dr Bilal Mahiuddin Bhat IAS Probationer, SSP Baqir Samoon, ASP Budgam Muneer Hussain, ACR Budgam Zaffar Shawl, district and sectoral officers, officers from SSB, SDPOs and prominent personalities from different walks of life attended the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC emphasized on involving more and more youth in cultural related events and programmes for preservation of Kashmiri culture as “our identity”. She said that such programmes are important to keep westernization at bay to influence our young minds at the cost of our own unique culture and tradition.
She urged youth to take active part in such programmes and reflect Kashmir’s own identity, “we are famous for”. The DC said that the Budgam district has been home to various prominent personalities who have enriched our Kashmiri culture with their literary work and contribution. She urged youth of Budgam to stick to their roots to enrich our culture with their contribution.
SP Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpure, while speaking at the inaugural session said that the initiative of organizing the cultural event is an attempt from the police to provide a platform to young and prominent artists to perform and showcase their talent. He said that Budgam being a famous place for Art and Music has huge talent in folk music and other cultural activities. He said police will organize more such programmes to provide an opportunity to the artists to perform in future too.
On the occasion, various scintillating live musical performances and cultural shows were presented by the artists and students from local schools and made the event lively. Artists also performed various skits and shows to create awareness on drug abuse, calling for joint effort by all to fight to curb the menace from the society.
SP Budgam distributed trophies among the artists for their best performances on the occasion. The performers who participated include Rayees Wathoree, Waqar Khan, Abid Ali, Ayoub, Umer and others.
SDPO Khansahab presented vote of thanks speech on the occasion.