Meets LG Sinha, apprises him about hardships faced by performing artists of UT
Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Sep 4: A renowned Kashmiri artist, cultural activist, and Chairman of The Kashmir Music Club Srinagar, Waheed Jeelani Saturday met Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan Srinagar.
According to a statement issued here, Jeelani presented a detailed memorandum regarding the revival of cultural activities in Jammu & Kashmir and for the smooth functioning of cultural institutions, such as Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, and other such concerned departments.
Jeelani apprised the Lt Governor about the problems and hardships faced by the performing artists of this Union Territory due to prevailing circumstances. In response, the Lt Governor assured Jeelani of a prompt redressal of the issues raised.
In addition, Jeelani invited Sinha to inaugurate the largest music festival of J&K to be held in October 2021, _Shashrang._
Furthermore, Jeelani requested the Lt Governor to support the much awaited music album _Wattan,_ in which over 150 artists have performed across J&K. In response, the LG agreed to fully support and benefit the participants of the album.
Furthermore, he urged the Lt Governor to sanction COVID-19 relief fund for affected artists, and also release the pending payments for the same.
Finally, Jeelani also requested Sinha to have a word with the Ministry of Information and Broadcast, the Ministry of External Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture to vibrantly allocate sufficient budget in the interest of reviving cultural activities in Jammu and Kashmir.