Budgam, 16 Oct. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, the secretary of tourism and culture, said on Monday that the government was working to promote and protect J&K’s cultural legacy.
The Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (JKAACL) and the All Jammu and Kashmir Folk Artists Association organised the two-day Wathora Cultural Festival, which was inaugurated by Shah. In a statement released here, the official spokesman said that the government was making every effort to promote and preserve our priceless cultural heritage.
He thanked the organisers, artists, and students for their enthusiastic involvement in the event and pledged his full support to any artists or anyone involved in cultural events.
According to Shah, JKAACL will keep putting on similar cultural events throughout the Kashmir and Jammu divisions in order to promote and protect the rich cultural history of J&K.
He encouraged young people to play a vital part in revitalising and preserving J&K’s unique culture.
On the first day, many artistic groups performed Kashmiri Rouf, Sufiana music, folk music, Bhand-e-Pather, Dambali dance, Bachnagma, Wanvon, and Ladishah.