We too are Humans, We too Feel for State: DGP

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Asks Youth to Exhibit their Talent at National Level

Srinagar – At a time when the hevy deployment of police and paramiltary forces kept the Valley under curfew-like situtaion, fearing of violent protests over the US-made anti-Islam film, the state police chief Friday said that the “men in khaki too have human heart and feelings for seeing their state progressing.”

Speaking at a concluding funcation at a week-long painters workshop, organised by the J&K police at Humhama here, the director general of police (DGP); Ashok Prasad, said. “The “men in khaki” are the part of the society and they (police) also have a human heart and feelings for seeing their state in progress.”

He said state youth need to be “guided properly” for ensuring a bright future of themselves.

“Youth are the vital part who can play a greater role in nation building, but they need to be guided properly and encouraged for ensuring a bright future for them,” Prasad said.

Hailing the initiative of J&K Police to organise week-long painters workshop, Prasad said that the event provides a platform to the youth of the state to exhibit their talent and to interact with the painters of national fame.

He said that the police, besides its professional duties has been carrying out different cultural activities to promote art and culture among the youth.

He said that paintings made by the artists during the workshop would serve sweet memories for the department in future and these paintings would be displayed in different functions of the department.

The concluding funcation was held at ‘Officers Mess’ at Humhama, Srinagar.

Prasad said the workshop shall prove very useful and beneficial for the youth of the state adding that police would organise such events in both Jammu and Kashmir divisions in future.

“Some memorable and rare paintings have been carved out at the workshop, which will be preserved in the police head quarters and displayed in mega events from time to time,” he said.

Stressing upon the young artists to avail the opportunities provided by state police to excel in the field of art, the DGP said that the department has been conducting various activities under its Civic Action Programme to cultivate talent among the youth of the state.

He said that such events are conducted with the aim to provide a plate form for the reputed artists to share their experiences with the budding artists of the state and hone their talent.

The DGP said that such workshops are aimed at to provide an opportunity to the youth of the state to witness the performance of artists of national fame and utilize their bubbling energies for their betterment.

He said that the camp will motivate our youth to come forward and excel in the field of art.

While Interacting with the artists, he said that such events provide an opportunity to share experiences with each other and know about the culture of the different regions of the country.

He said that J&K police, besides its professional duties has been carrying out different cultural activities to promote art and culture among the youth.

“paintings made by the artists during the workshop would serve sweet memories for the department in future and these paintings would be displayed in different functions of the Organization,” Prasad said.

The workshop started from September 15th wherein 9 artists with national fame participated, besides 7 artists from the state also took part.

Promininet artists from different parts of india, who participated in camp included Yousuf from Bhopal, Milan Dass from Patna, Sajal from Broda,. Vidya Sagar Uladlaya from Jaipur, Rajan Fulari from Goa, Sangeeta Murthy from Gurgoan, Rathindranath Kanji from Kolkatta and S. Huim Rajni, and Shridhar Iyer from New Delhi.

Similarly, the state level artists who participated in the workshop include Javed Iqbal, Mohammad Yousuf Bacha, S. Masarat Mehboob, Rakesh Kumar, Madasir Gull, Arshad Hussain and K. K. Gandhi.

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