Srinagar: A 4-day festival of Kashmiri plays organised by North Zone Cultural Centre (NZCC), Patiala of Ministry of Culture concluded here on Saturday.
The Festival named as ‘KASHMIR NATYA MAHOTSAV’ was held in collaboration with S. P. College Srinagar.
The Festival was inaugurated on 28th by Vice Chancellor, Cluster University Prof. Shaikh Javaid and Principal S. P. College Prof. Manzoor Ahmad Lone and concluded today on 31st March 2018, in the auditorium of S. P. College, Srinagar.
A statement said that 9 plays were performed in the 4-day Festival.
There was a wonderful response from the audience and the Auditorium remained full with the students of the college as well as the theatre lovers of the valley for all the four days.
The audience appreciated almost all the plays and hailed the initiative taken by NZCC and expressed their desire to see more such events in the Valley, the statement said.
Asghar Samoon, Principal Secretary, Higher Education, who was the Chief Guest appreciated the initiatives of NZCC and its new Director Prof Saubhagya Vardhan. He also praised the hard work and efforts of Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Festival Director and requested him to train the youth of different colleges of the Valley.
In his address Muneer ul Islam, Director Information and Public Relations, said he is ready to collaborate such initiatives in future and will provide logistic support for these endeavours.
Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan, Festival Director while putting emphasis on the need of such activities in Kashmir, thanked NZCC for its recent initiatives of holding two theatre festivals in a short span of time.
He further praised Prof Saubhagya Vardhan, for her keen interest to do more such programmes in the valley.
He further demanded that such initiatives from all concerned institutions and organizations should be taken in hand on a larger scale so that the artists of the valley get a moral boost to come forward with good quality performances and at the same time the youth of Kashmir gets an opportunity to get involved in the activities related to Art & Culture.