J&K artists enthrall Jaipur audience

JAIPUR- The J&K cultural troupe comprising 23 artists Thursday presented rich glimpses of folk dances of Jammu and Kashmir at the Madyavarti Open Air Theatre. The artists performed before a large audience including foreign tourists. The event was part of the 20th Lokrang Festival, Jaipur.

The cultural troupe was sent by J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages to represent the State at the Festival.

The performances by J&K artists featured, among other things, Bhand Paether and Jagrana.

The Lokrang Festival is an important annual cultural event held in Rajasthan and draws artists from different parts of India. The Festival is organized by the Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur since last 19 Years. Around 1500 artists from 22 states participate in the Festival.

Alongside Jammu Kashmir, artists from Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Haryana States also presented dance performances on Thursday.

Besides folk dances, Craft Fair is also an attraction of this festival where craftsmen from different states display their artifacts’. Tens of thousands of visitors, including foreign tourists, visit the festival which is held for 11 days. This provides a unique opportunity for the State to showcase its rich cultural heritage at a major platform.

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