JKAACL organises classical Naatiya recitation programme at SKICC

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‘Series of musical programmes are aimed at reviving the traditional Kashmiri culture of celebrating Ramazan with musical tribute to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’

SRINAGAR: Continuing the musical ‘Ramzan festivities’ here, a ‘Qawwali Competition and Classical Naatiya Poetry’ programme was organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) at Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre here on Monday.
Minister for Public Works and Culture Naeem Akhtar was the chief guest of the programme that was attended by prominent singers from Kashmir who lent voice to the poetry of renowned poets from the state. The programme was organised in collaboration with Directorates of School Education and Tourism.
Monday’s programme was kick-started with a solo rendition by Muneer Ahmad Mir of the verses of the Sufi saint and poet, Sheikh-ul-Alam Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA) which evoked thunderous applauses from the jam-packed auditorium at SKICC.
Other singers who performed during the event included Abdul Rashid Hafiz, Waheed Jeelani, Dr Shaista Ahmad, Aijaz Rah, Mohammad Shafi Malik, ZahidaTaranum, Raja Bilal, ShaheenMumtaz, Kifayat Faheem, Parveen Azad, Aijaz Khan and Mohsin Dilshad.
The singers lent voice to the poetry of Sheikh-ul-Alam Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani (RA), Samad Mir, Sanaullah Miskeen, Habibullah Nowshehri, Abdul Ahad Nazim, Ghulam Hassan Gamgeen and others. Their soulful renditions left many in the audience, including Naeem Akhtar in tears.
Speaking on the occasion, Secretary, JKAACL, Aziz Hajni said the series of musical programmes are aimed at reviving the traditional Kashmiri culture of celebrating Ramazan with musical tribute to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
“Though we have organised such programmes in past as well but the fresh concepts introduced by the culture minister have infused a fresh breath of life into these events aimed at celebrating our rich and plural past,” Hajni said.