Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Dec 21: Shopian welcomed the ‘Chillai Kalan’, period of harsh winters by organising a grand musical festival at Batpura Sports Stadium, Shopian. The event witnessed a huge crowd of more than 3000 locals from Shopian, Pulwama & Badgam districts.
“Set against the breathtaking backdrop of snow clad peaks of Pir Panjal, Srinagar based Chinar Band electrified the atmosphere with its melodious & energetic performances. Treating the crowd with a mix of music, comedy & stand up performances band won the hearts of one & all. The crowd enjoyed multiple Kashmiri cuisines, handicraft stalls & a grand raffle draw. A Wall of Kindness was also established at the site for the needy,” an army spokesman said.
The festival was aimed at promoting Kashmiri culture, handicraft & cuisine.
Speaking on the occasion, Major General Rashim Bali appealed youth to continue striving for an educated Kashmiri Society & contribute in bringing development & peace to this Jannat of Allah.
He pointed out that winds of change can be felt in South Kashmir & it was heartening to see a cultural festival organised in the heart of Shopian.
He stressed that youth of Kashmir are the future & they need to be nurtured into responsible citizens of the society.