JAMMU, Apr 18: The historic Mubarak Mandi, especially the newly renovated Foreign and Military Office Complex, came alive with an assembly of the tribe of contemporary painters who will be giving shape to their creative works in the background of Dogra Heritage, here, for seven days.
The artists from different parts of the country are participating in the ‘All India Painters’ Heritage Camp’, which has been organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, on the occasion of World Heritage Day.
Nasir Aslam Wani, Minister of State, Tourism and Culture who inaugurated 7 day long All India Heritage Painting camp, in his address listed some of the measures being taken by the tourism department for protection and preservation of Mubarak Mandi and other heritage sites in the State. He said this heritage site is being renovated to bring it to its pristine glory and making it a star attraction for the visiting pilgrims and tourist.
In his welcome address Atal Dulloo, Commissioner/ Secretary, Tourism and Culture, said that the aim of holding such a camp in the heritage site is to create awareness among the people about the importance of heritage sites, its preservation and protection so that the posterity knows the values of the society prevalent that time.
The artists who are participating in the camp are Manoon Nomani, Delhi, Raghu Naware, Maharahtra, Sankari Mitra, Delhi, Amit Harit, Rajasthan, Neraj Bakshi, Delhi, Him Chaterjee, Himchal Pradesh, Subhash Anand, K K Gandhi, Vijay Saraf, Rohit Verma-Jammu, Rajinder Patwari, UP, Rajan Fullari, Goa, Arshad Sualeh, Noushad Gayoor, Mohd Yusuf Bacha and Mohd Yousf Naqishbandi -Kashmir.
Talking to EXCELSIOR, Sankari Mitra from Delhi, said that it was unique experience for her to work in such a heritage environs.