3 day winter festival ‘Istaqbaal-e-Chila-e-Kalaan’ begins

A three days winter festival of music and drama, ‘Istaqbaal e Chila e Kalaan’ began Sunday.

In a statement by Actors Creative Theatre the main purpose of this festival was to keep alive the spirit of performing arts in the Valley. The invitees were mostly the youth.
The unique thing about this festival is that newcomers from the field of Music and Drama have been given an opportunity and a platform to show their talent. Students of a few colleges like, S. P. College, Women College (M. A. Road) and A. S. College are also part of this festival.
Despite severe cold and mercury touching around minus 6 the auditorium was full of the lovers of music and drama.The audience enjoyed the show and they were glued to their seats till the end despite severe cold.
Farooq Anwar Mirza, incharge Additional Secretary J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages was the Chief Guest.
Dr.Shahzad Aasim, Gulzar Ganai, NisarNaseem and Prof. Rohina were the Guests of Honour.
The Chief Guest and the Guests of honour who spoke on the occasion praised the Creative Director Mushtaaque Ali Ahmad Khan and his team. They said that it is very challenging to do such programmes in such a severe cold.
In the end Mushtaaque reiterated his commitment to work with full dedication for the Performing Arts and the Artists. He also expressed his gratitude to all the media houses, who support their activities continuously. He also expressed his thanks to participating Artists, to the staff of Tagore Hall, to the team of ACT. Last but not the least he said that this success would not have been possible without the overwhelming participation of the wonderful audience.


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