JAMMU: Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura inaugurated contemporary painting Exhibition, organized by the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), during 3- day’s cultural festival at Kala Kendra here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister emphasized on developing the art, culture among younger generation to preserve the treasure of JK’s cultural and literary art.
Hanjura said that the younger generation can express themselves through various forms of art like play or a painting, poetries, songs, films, stories and many more alike and by inculcating the traditional and ethnic values, the powerful tool of art can be used to its optimum in promoting the state’s cultural heritage, spokesperson said.
The Minister described the paintings and sculptures displayed during the exhibition as treasure of art.
The Minister appreciated the Academy for nurturing the local talent by regularly organizing cultural activities in all the three regions of the State and called for organizing more programmes on the lines of the ongoing Literary and Cultural Festival aimed at promoting the art and culture sector.
He asked the parents to inculcate love for mother tongue and its practice in children’s and engage them for its promotion to preserve the local languages of the state.
While speaking on the occasion, Secretary, JKAACL Dr Aziz Hajini said that Academy is continuously organising such events across the state to promote and preserve its cultural heritage. He also added that academy will establish Art gallery in Kashmir soon.