JAMMU, July 23: Board of Cultural Activities at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) under the direction of Gaurav Singh Jamwal, Team Head and Cultural Coordinator along with Opinder Sharma, Production Controller and other team members took up an initiative to explore the unexplored regions and take record of the first hand data to produce a documentary of folk musical forms.
The venture is part of SMVDU’s initiative towards its social and cultural responsibility. This project will also be significant towards preservation and promotion of regional cultural forms.
Jammu region, especially its mountainous region, is rich in regional and folk cultural and art forms such as folk songs, dances, crafts, festivals and their celebrations, habitat and living patterns.
Dr. Varun K. Tripathi (ex-President, Board of Cultural Activities) took up this initiative to document and preserve the art forms which is now supported by Sumanta S. Sharma (President Board of Cultural Activities).
This initiative of cultural preservation has immense importance as it is being initiated by SMVDU to develop a capacity building module to sensitize students of their rich culture.
A handout stated that the process of shooting and post production is in full swing and in the near future it will be screened at SMVDU along with some other places.