JAMMU, Aug 10: To celebrate International Youth Day and to promote the traditional folk culture of J&K, Bhartiya Lok Sangeet Kala Sansthan (BLSKS) in coordination with Sangam Tru Art Production (STAP) presented its 173rd Saturday Series Dogri Musical Play ‘Sade Bankure Jawan’ at Open Air Theatre, Durga Bhawan, Janipur, here.
The musical play was written, produced and directed by ML Dogra, former Regional Director, Song and Drama Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and music was assisted by Raju Bajgal, Music Instructor BLSKS.
The programme was inaugurated by VK Magotra, former Regional Director, Directorate of Field Publicity, Government of India, while Dr Tara Singh Charak, former Deputy Director Health J&K and Dr Anju Dogra, J&K Health Department were the guests of honour.
The programme commenced with a song “Sade Bankure Jawan Sade Dese Di Shan” and many other songs sung by the artists of BLSKS and STAP.
The chief guest lauded the role of BLSKS and underlined the importance of staging of such plays in all parts of the state to generate the awareness about Indian culture.
Dr Charak also urged the artistes/cultural organizations to contribute in enriching the cultural heritage.
Earlier, in his welcome address ML Dogra threw light on International Youth Day (IYD) and said that the first IYD was observed on August 12, 2000.
Dr Anju Dogra said the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, laying stress on harmony and togetherness, was also highlighted on the occasion.
The singers, musicians, actors and the students of Music and Computer Institute who performed in the Play were Usha Handoo, KK Joshi, MC Kotwal, Rajni Gupta, Renu Saproo, Dhruv Pandit, Ishu Sharma, Rishab Manhas, Surinder Verma, Mehak, Kritika, Rajveer, Deevam Jandiyal, Afroz Razz, Anil Bhat, Sahill Gill, Kuldeep Raj, Mukesh Arora, Ajay Sharma, Bindia Arora, Nisha Arora, Sumita Bhat and Heena Khan.
Master Deepak Kumar presented vote of thanks.