‘Sinagar Smart City: Istaqbaal-e-Chila-e-Kalaan’ inaugurated at Tagore Hall

‘Sinagar Smart City: Istaqbaal-e-Chila-e-Kalaan’ inaugurated at Tagore Hall

Srinagar: The three – day cultural event ‘Srinagar Smart City Istaqbaal – e – Chila – e – Kalaan (40-days of harsh winters) was inaugurated on Saturday at Tagore Hall, Srinagar.
The cultural event is being organized by Actors Creative Theatre (ACT) in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Language (JKAACL) in association with Tourism Kashmir. 92.7 Big FM was the Radio Partner.
The special guests on the occasion were former Director All India Radio, Srinagar, Sayyed Humayun Qaisar, Editor English (JKAACL) Dr. Abid Ahmad Bhat and Station Head 92.7 Big FM Farhuma Iqbal.
On the first day of the cultural event, four plays were performed which included ‘Negative’, ‘Makaan’ and ‘Batte’, written by Shaikh Haneef. The play ‘Kotur’, written by Basheer Kotroo was also presented. Other cultural activities like Surnai Waadan, Roff, Haafiz Naghma, Gojri folk songs by Parveen Chowdhary, Pahadi folk songs by Tariq Pardesi and Masarrat Naaz. A standup comedy item by Gul Javaid Bhat was also presented. The show was hosted by Zubair Quraishi. There was a parallel comedy comparing by Shabbeer Hakak and Hilal Khan enthralled the audience.
Festival Director Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan expressed his gratitude to all the artists for their outstanding contribution and energy. “This cultural event would not have been possible without their support,” he said.
Bollywood Actor of Kashmir origin Mir Sarwar presented vote of thanks. He thanked all the collaborators / sponsors / supporters to make this cultural event a success in the times of pandemic.
The performances of the artist community witnessed huge applauses by the audience.
The three day event will conclude on 21st December.

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