Youth participation must to promote Dogra language, culture & heritage: Vikramaditya Singh

JK News Today

Jammu, January 10: Abhinav Bharti and Renu Bala were adjudged as Mr. and Miss Duggar 2017-18, respectively during an event jointly organized by Khand Mithe Log Dogre and Team Jammu at Auditorium of Government Women College, Gandhi Nagar, here today.

The four member jury also adjudged Sonali  Rajput and Navdeep Sambyal as Ist runner up while Divyam and Sanjana Manchanda as 2nd Runners up of the event. Divya Surya and Poonam were awarded with consolation prizes.

Former MLC and Trustee, Dharmarth Trust, J&K, Yuvraj Vikramaditya Singh was the chief guest while Chairman Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal was the guest of honour. Besides, President, Dogri Sanstha, Joginder Chattarpal, Additional Secretary, Dr Amrinder Aman, noted Dogri writers, Kuldeep Dubey and Yashpal Yash were the special guests on the occasion.

Besides a presentation of a Dogri skit, duo Dogri dance and songs, a total of three rounds focusing Dogri, Kashmiri and Ladakhi culture of the state were held, during the which young boys and girls exhibited their talent and enthralled the gathering.

During the event, the colour of Duggar Pradesh in which the participants from different areas of Jammu Province used traditional props of the state and walked on the melodious tunes of folk songs of J&K.  The second round was on the theme of “Tred West” round in which participants showed their creativity about how they can look beautiful and modern in a refined and sophisticated manner, whereas last round was exclusively focused of Dogrra folk during which Mr. and Miss Duggar 2017-18 were announced. During the last round, the participants were dressed up in traditional Dogri Dress and walked on tunes of the traditional marriage ceremonial songs including Ghoriyan and Suhaag.

While addressing the gathering, chief guest, Vikramditya Singh congratulated the young organizers for organizing a show exclusive of its kind on the theme of Dogra Culture . “Its is amazing to see that young youth of Jammu region are making all out efforts to promote our own culture and language even during today’s competitive world when people are focusing on their careers. He also appealed to the people of Jammu to allow their wards to learn Dogri language as well as keep them well informed about Dogra history and culture.

Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal in his address said that it is for the first time that such a show has been organised in which exclusive focus has been made on Dogra Culture. While appreciating the organizers including Amar Chuhan, Er Himanshu Jai Hind, Arun Slan for promoting Dogra Culture and its heritage through such an event, Zorawar Singh Jamwal further said that, “it is also a fact that in today’s world, our youth are giving more importance to western culture.  And this is happening by compulsion as right from primary education level, English language is given top priority. Jammuites must realize that the  time has come to join hands and start promoting Dogri language, culture and start re-working on preserving Dogra heritage before it perishes.”

Asif Khan, Ruhi Sharma and Anchal Verma were the team coordinators.

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