Basohli paintings, folk instruments exhibited at Kala Kendra

Artists giving live performance of folk instruments at Kala Kendra, Jammu.
Artists giving live performance of folk instruments at Kala Kendra, Jammu.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 24: Basohli paintings were exhibited today here in the galleries of Kala Kendra followed by live performance of folk instruments being used in the Jammu region, as a two-day exhibition began today.
The exhibition is being organized by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) in collaboration with Director School Education, Jammu and Kala Kendra Society, Jammu.
While explaining in detail to the visiting school children, Dr Arvinder Singh Amn, additional secretary, JKAACL, informed that Basohli paintings exhibited in Master Sansar Chand Baru Gallery is the popular folk art form of paintings from Basohli area of Kathua district.
He further said that popularly known as miniature paintings, this Basohli art is centuries old and had its international recognition since long. He also shared the information of the folk instruments with the live performance by the artists which includes Kaku Ram Jogi (Saarangi), Janak Raj (Narsingha), Vijay Sharma (Gharyol), Atul Dogra (Chainna), Raju Kumar (Narsingha), Paras Ram Algoza) and Kasturi Lal (Dhol).
A large number of students from various schools including Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Satwari, GHSS Channi Himmat, GHSS Shastri Nagar, GHS Jammu Cantt, GHS Tawi Pul and GHS Muthi visited the Kala Kendra today.
The 2-day exhibition will conclude tomorrow at 4 PM, as a part of concluding function of Heritage Week. Bishan Dass, Assistant Cultural Officer, JKAACL, is coordinating the exhibition.


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