REASI, Nov 4: A two day cultural festival began here today to showcase the State’s folk music and dances.
The event would also witness the screening of promotional and educative film shows.
The programme has been organised by Triple-A Performing Arts in association with district administration and sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Government of India to promote local folk music, dance forms and other performing arts prevailing in the rural areas.
The programme was inaugurated by Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda.
Deputy Commissioner Prasanna Ramaswamy G and other officers of civil and police were also present on the occasion.
The main attraction on the first day was Dogri, Punjabi and Kashmiri dance and music performances by local girls and boys. Among other items, Dandi Dance and Harn were also presented by local artists.
The artists also presented skits based on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and other social issues confronting the society.
Speaking on the occasion, Ajay Nanda lauded Triple-A performing Arts Reasi for making concerted efforts for preserving rich cultural heritage of State through scintillating cultural programmes.
He further said that the event is a great step towards elevating Reasi in cultural arena and project it as a hub of diverse cultural and tourist activities.