Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Nov 1: A Cultural Festival was organized by Lehar Foundation at the Pahalgam Club, located amidst the picturesque and magnificent pine clad mountains.
The cultural festival was organised with the aim of celebrating the rich, multi-ethnic traditions and cultural heritage of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and promoting the ethos of unity in diversity.
The festivities commenced with inauguration of event by Chief Guest, Maj Gen Rashim Bali, GOC Victor Force in the presence of various other dignitaries and a large number of people who had gathered to witness the gala event unfold; which was a pleasant change for the local people, post the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.
The inaugural day of the event showcased performances by Sufi Singers, display of colourful folk dance forms by Kashmiri, Dogri, Gojri artists and much more.
Maj Gen Bali addressed the gathering by firstly acknowledging the efforts & initiative of Lehar Foundation for organizing such an event for promoting unity and celebrating the idea of democracy.
He urged people to come forward and participate wholeheartedly to revive the concept of “Kashmiriyat”, which for centuries had nurtured the diverse yet harmonious and welcoming attitude of the people of the valley.
He also urged the people to not fall prey to the divisive and anti-national propaganda being spread by certain inimical elements and move shoulder to shoulder towards peace and a bright future for the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.