SaMaPa”s Aalap festival reaches Chrar-i-Sharief


BUDGAM:  In connection with ongoing SAmApA Festival a function, was organised at  Chrar-i- Sharief town. During the event the speakers urged the need to imbibe spirit  among the youth to  protect, preserve and promote  the centuries old  Kashmiri  ethos , embedded in Sufi poetry and Kashmiri music. It was observed that Kashmiri youth have tremendous talent and potential which needs to be exploited and  polished optimally.

District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mir Altaf Ahmad was chief guest on the occasion. He extended gratitude to  Patron of SaMaPa  Pandit Bhajan Sopori , for providing platform to the Kashmiri youth to enable them give vent to their talent in diverse fields of Kashmiri  art ,  culture and classical music.

Former Addl. Director Door Darshan Srinagar, Rafiq Masoodi in his speech dwelt in length about the richness of Kashmiri heritage and advised the talented youth to avail the benefit of the platform, provided by SaMaPa  to exhibit their talent.

Pandit Bhajan Sopori said that Kashmiri culture and Sufi thought has perfection and world wide appeal which should be preserved in its true form.

Besides  some  prominent Kashmiri Sufi  singers  Yousf chrari and Bashir Chrari , some new singers including  Kifayat Faheem,  Local youth, Shahnaaz Gul  and  Ishtiyaq Tulla perfomed on the stage.

The music festival “AaLap ‘is being held in collaboration of Divisional/ District administration, Department of Information, Radio Kashmir, Department of Art Culture and Languages and public relations.


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