JAMMU, Aug 18: A programme titled “Dogri Sangeet Sandhya”, based on Dogri songs, was organised by Nami Dogri Sanstha in collaboration with North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) Patiala at K. L. Sehgal Hall, Jammu.
MLC Ashok Khajuria was chief guest on the occasion and the programme was presided over by Sohail Kazmi, senior Journalist. Karunesh Gupta, a social activist was the guest of honour whereas Rohit Choudhary, National President Kissan Welfare Organisation, participated as special invitee. Prof. Saubhagya Vardhan, Director NZCC and Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila also shared the dais.
On the occasion, Prof Saubhagya Vardhan, Director North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC) Patiala, was honoured with the “Sangeet Shree” Award.
Suraj Singh, Vishal Gupta, Pankaj Pradhan, Advocate Nidhi Kaila Choudhary, Marina Jamwal and Nirmal Koul enthralled the audience with their melodious voices which had captivating effect. Rakesh Anand on Flute, Vijay Anand on Dholak, Chandan Jassu on Synth, Joginder Pal on Tabla and Gara Ram on Guitar and Violin were at their best and created a magical effect by synchronising the voice and musical notes in highly harmonious manner. The lyricists include Captain Lalit Sharma, Yash Pal Yash and Sanjay Vidrohi. Krishan Lal Mast a Dogri writer also gave a solo presentation on Dafli.
Ashok Khajuria, in his address, said that culture, Art and music has done a great job in integrating , harmonising and synchronising the society and has always infused – the spirit of positivity and peace. “Our folk lore and folk music are our strength and reflect our ethos and aspirations,” he added.
Advocate Dogra Harish Kaila appealed the Government to include Dogri as compulsory subject from primary to intermediate levels so that our new generations do not get detached from their mother tongue and remain connected with ground and the surrounding environment.
Yash Pal Yash, General Secretary NDS, extended formal vote of thanks.