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Dy CM inaugurates Baisakhi Heritage Festival
JAMMU, Apr 13: Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand today inaugurated Baisakhi Heritage Festival at Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex.

The three day long cultural extravaganza has been jointly organized by Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society and Department of Tourism. During the festival the State’s rich cultural heritage and unity in diversity would be showcased through art and culture.

Tara Chand switched on the lightening work done to illuminate the complex. The lighted Mubarak Mandi complex on Baisakhi has become star attraction of the city.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Chief Minister highlighted importance of Baisakhi festival has special place in the hearts of people living in the belt and particularly for those engaged in the profession of agriculture and farming. He said the day marks the beginning of New Year and start of the harvest season, adding that the day has special significance for our Sikh brethren as it marks the beginning of Khalsa Panth.

He said amity, brotherhood and love between various sections of the society is hallmark of the state and its has beeen abode of cultural and faith amalgamation, adding that this unique character of needs to the preserved and projected to coming generations also.

A series of art exhibitions for connoisseurs of fine art were also inaugurated by the Chief Guest on the occasion. Different artists and art clubs have presented their works in the Darbar Hall.

Art Exhibition by Srijan Samooh features paintings and works of eight local artists namely Chetna, Ch. Sunder, Dr. Raj Kumar, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, M.A. Alnasir, Subash Langeh, Vijay Anand and Virji Sumbli.

Mitti De Rang by Satish Chalotra and Virsa K.K. Gandhi also won accolade by all those present on the occasion. Tara Chand also kicked off five day miniature Basholi Painting Camp.

Lauding efforts of the local artisans, the Deputy Chief Minister said that festivals like these give ample opportunities to the artists for showcasing their work to those visiting. He said works of local creative people has found due recognition at national and international art forums and the state is proud of its artists.
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News Updated at : Saturday, April 13, 2013
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