Cultural programme organized for promotion of Dogri

Participating artists displaying certificates after a programme for Dogri promotion.
Participating artists displaying certificates after a programme for Dogri promotion.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Dec 10: Scintillating bonanza of Dogri folk songs performed by young singers marked the promotional program organized by Sur Vandana Musical Group at K L Sehgal Hall, here today.
Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal was the chief guest on the occasion while Dr Tarun Singh, Secretary, Youth Hostel Association of India was the guest of honour and Bharat Bhushan, convenor BJP Sanskritik wing was the special guest.
On the occasion, Santosh Bandral’s Meri Jind Jammua, Meri Jaan Jammua & Barah Shail Loko, Paare Da Jeena, Sweeta Verma’s Rongli Barah, Rajesh Verma’s Gouri Di Panjeeb Kude Door Geet Gaa Di and Rajesh Kumar’s first ever composition in Dogri Qawaali earned a big applause from the audience.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal appreciated the efforts of Santosh Bandral, president Sur Vandana Musical Group for doing commendable job of popularizing Dogri literature, music and culture. He said the organization with just few years of its existence has done phenomenal service to Dogri literature and language by the most innovative experimentation and giving platform to young Dogri singers. He hoped that these efforts will surely attract the younger generation to Dogri language and literature.
While stressing that the music and singing can play a key role in spreading awareness about the ill effects of drug abuse, Zorawar Singh Jamwal urged the young artists to become part of Team Jammu’s campaign against drug menace and contribute selflessly to the society to save the younger generation from the yoke of drug abuse. He also said that besides fighting a war against drug mafia, it is also one of the endeavours of Team Jammu to promote young talented writers, artists and performers in all fields of art and literature especially the Dogri literature and make younger generation a stakeholder in this process.
Among others present on the occasion, included noted artist Dharmesh Nargotra, Bharat Bhushan Manhas, Rama Kumari, president, Mera Sahara Women Trust, Rajinder Sambyal, writer and director, Dr Kamal Sharma and Vijay Sharma.