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Tap country’s rich and diverse culture for achieving social harmony: Naqvi

NEW DELHI, Feb 25: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs  (Independent charge)  Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said  India’s cultural richness and diversity should be tapped for achieving social harmony.
Speaking at the first meeting of the Committee on social harmony conclave under “HamariDharohar” scheme, he said the scheme of the Ministry had been conceptualised to give a platform to the rich music, art, languages, traditions and cultures of the country.
”Every corner of the country is full of rich and exquisite cultural heritage, different languages, traditions and message of cultural harmony. It is the need of the hour to provide a platform and an opportunity to these talents,” Mr Naqvi said speaking at the first meeting of the Committee on social harmony conclave under “HamariDharohar” scheme.
The conclave was attended by several renowned artistes, musicians, writers.
Mr Naqvi said in different parts of the country, through “HamariDharohar”, not only eminent artists but also those talented artists, who had not been given a platform and much attention yet, can be provided with an opportunity which will also convey the message intended.
He said programmes of ghazals, poems, qawwalis, traditional songs-music and dance could be organised in different parts of the country under “HamariDharohar” scheme.
A high level committee, constituted in this regard, will chalk out a framework for the entire process including nature of the programme, venues, dates, months and the participant musicians, lyricists, dancers, singers and other artists.
Sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, actor Tom Alter, Ghazal singer Penaj Masani, Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans, actor Aamir Raza Hussain, poet Ashok Chakradhar, film director Devender Khandelwal, social activist Kulsoon Saifullah, lyricist Sameer, writer RumyJafry, DG ICCR Amarendra Khatua, Hindi poet Gajender Solanki, former Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, film director NitinMavani are the members of the committee on Cultural Harmony Conclave under “HamariDharohar”.  (UNI)

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