SRINAGAR: Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) Muneer- Ul-Islam Wednesday released a Urdu video song dedicated to communal harmony and as a tribute to people who are helping vulnerable sections of society amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The Secretary said that the song on communal harmony celebrates untiring efforts of those social warriors who are helping poor, disadvantaged, vulnerable and weaker sections of society irrespective of their religion, caste, colour or creed.
The mood-lifting song ‘Ye Dourey Corona Guzar Jayega’ by music artist Imran Latief is part of the public awareness campaign of the Cultural Academy on coronavirus disease, its precautions and preventive measures. Muneer-Ul-Islam said art can play a pivotal role in making people understand the concepts about this deadly virus. He said, besides this people—who are under complete lockdown also needs some infotainment. “Cultural Academy is doing its part in exploring various genres,” he said.
He said the Academy’s campaign, ‘Together We shall Overcome’— in which several artists have been roped in to contribute their art pieces from their homes— has received an enthusiastic response from the general public. The Academy has also started a song-a-day which generated a huge response. The songs were sung by prominent singers of Jammu and Kashmir in several languages including Urdu, Kashmir, Dogri, Punjabi and later on are shared widely on social networking sites. The Secretary said that JKAACL campaign is aimed to educate and inform people about the dangers of Coronavirus—and the steps being taken to protect the society from this contagious disease.