JAMMU: Governor N. N. Vohra today observed that cultural events build bridge of deeper understandings and promote cultural linkages and harmony among the people. He said this while inaugurating the 3 day The Octave Festival-2013 at the Hargobind Bhatnagar Stadium, BSF Campus, Paloura here last evening.
More than 250 folk artists from Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are participating in this cultural extravaganza showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the North East States of the country. This event has been organized by the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, in collaboration with the North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur, Border Security Force and the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.
The Governor congratulated D. S. Saroya, Director, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala, for taking the initiative of bringing an outstanding cultural troupe all the way from the distant North East to enable the people here to witness scintillating cultural performances by the troupes from the North East States. He also complimented the BSF and the State Cultural Academy for collaborating in this laudable effort.
The Governor hoped that such wonderful cultural performances would also be organized at other places in the State for the benefit of the people and assured all possible support for this purpose. He observed that such events build bridge of deeper understandings and promote cultural linkages and harmony among the people of our vast country.
Earlier, the Governor and Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, lit the ceremonial lamp to mark the commencement of The Octave Festival-2013. They interacted with the artists and lauded their performances.
Khalid Bashir, Secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, senior BSF officers, jawans and their families were among the large audience which witnessed the spectacular cultural programme.
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