Pran Pandita, Nargotra honoured
JAMMU, Nov 27: Prem Sangeet Niketan, in Collaboration with Chinar Art Foundation, held a function-2022 in Writers Club Auditorium of J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, here, today .
The musical function was presided over by Vijay Bakaya and the guests of honour were B. L. Zutshi, president HESK, Khalid Hussain a well known writer and Prof. A. N. Sadhu former HoD Economics Jammu University.
Surinder Tiku vice president made the welcome address followed by presidential address by P. K. Tukra . On this occasion the President P. K. Tukra announced the decision taken by the Managing body of Niketan that two Awards every year shall be conferred to two deserving creative persons titled under these two categories. This year Pt. J. N. Shivpuri Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred to Dharmesh Nargotra an Ace Musician and Pt. D. N. Nadim Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred to Pran Pandit for his outstanding literary works.
Pandita was honoured for his contemporary intellectual works and contribution to history and literature including his recently short stories book titled “Untold Stories of Exodus”.
The Musical programme started with recital of Om Shabdh, Saraswati Vandana and Guru Vandana by the students followed by beautiful bhajans, Dogri, Punjabi and Kashmiri. The mesmerizing programme enthralled the audience. Gazals sung attracted the audience and received great applause.
The participants were Nishu Manhas, Rytham Bhan, Priyanka , Ihita , Diya, Vanshika , Mridul Chandan , Kavita Bhavna, Payal, Diksha, Shakti, Khanvic , Sanjay, Neeraj,Sunita Singh, Jaspreet Singh, Preston Singh, Sidharth, Evyan, Rajkumari Vishal and Prateeksha. Instrumentalist was Joginder Paul , Arav , Sunil Mehra and Vicky Gill. The event was managed by Sachin Dhar a well known Film Director, Ritu Mehra a well known Film actor and Tushar Mehra a student of Niketan.
The vote of thanks was given by Sachin Dhar the Secretary of Niketan and the programme was conducted by Kusum Dhar senior Radio, Television and Theatre Artist.