Dogri song ‘Jammu De Loko Dikho’ released

Dignitaries releasing Dogri Song ‘Jammu De Loko Dikho’ at KL Saigal Hall in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh
Dignitaries releasing Dogri Song ‘Jammu De Loko Dikho’ at KL Saigal Hall in Jammu. -Excelsior/Rakesh

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 25: Dogri song “Jammu De Loko Dikho” was released here today.
Dogri having got its rightful recognition after being included in 8th schedule is now being popularized by the sons of Duggar land.

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In one such attempt, the son of soil Rajesh Sharma who is working as a Territory Manager with Bharat Petroleum in Western UP attempted to bring laurels by writing and singing a song “Jammu De Loko Dikho”. Though the efforts of depicting Dogra culture has been popular among masses by the people associated with art and culture, but this attempt of writing and singing Dogra song by a working corporate executive was unique.
In a simple function held at KL Saigal Hall today, this song was released by the two eminent Dogra Bureaucrats of J&K BF Sharma, Chairman PSC and Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner Secretary, Forest and Ecology.
While Rajesh Sharma described having written this song on three fronts–Dogra Cuisines, spirituality and people of Jammu, Sanjeev Verma opined about the need of preserving this language through similar attempts by the youngsters. He also informed the gathering that Dogri has significant history going back to the vedic times and is close to Sanskrit as its the abstract of Sanskrit only.
Speaking on the occasion, BR Sharma told that we as a community must feel honoured to remain connected with our roots and nothing is better than to start speaking Dogri with our own children first as charity begins from home.
The song has been composed by Deepak Kumar, who is also known as Kishore Da of Jammu.
Among other prominent speakers on the occasion were Vijay Sambyal, Former Director All India Radio, Vijaya Thakur and famous singer Suraj Singh.