Govt to Promote Iconic Role of Sufi Saints: LG

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha Tuesday attended “Sufi Festival, a mystical musical evening” at Botanical garden, Srinagar showcasing the spirit of J&K.

The Sufi musical festival was organized by the J&K Tourism department to celebrate Iconic Week as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Jammu & Kashmir is blessed with rich cultural heritage, literature, and wisdom of Rishis and Sufis and the legacy needs to be shared with the world. It is home to values of communal harmony and unity in diversity, spreading the message of peace and love, observed the Lt Governor.

The government is committed to promote the iconic role of Rishi’s and Sufi saints in disseminating peaceful and syncretic tradition, the Lt Governor said.

The musical evening brought together the gems and renowned artists of the Sufi tradition, from across the country, in Kashmir, including Vidha Lal, a famous Kathak Exponent, and Vusat Iqbal Khan, a Dastango, telling the tales of the mystics and literary legends through their performances.

DDC Chairpersons, public representatives, people from all walks of life, and tourists in large numbers also witnessed the musical extravaganza.

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