INTACH to host photography competition on City heritage
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, June 13: Prominent organization into heritage conservation –INTACH –is all set to host a photography competition exclusively on the heritage aspect of this historic City: Srinagar.
The INTACH’s state chapter convenor and former Director General Tourism, Muhammad Saleem Beg is understood to have finalized the modalities to host the competition and has even coined a name for the event: Shaher-e-Kashmir: My Inheritance. The event is expected to be hosted in collaboration with state’s Tourism Department.
Sources privy to the initiative said the photography competition would keep cash awards worth thousands of rupees for the first, second and third qualifiers to be selected by jury.
“This competition will provide unique opportunity for people from all walks of life to come together at a common platform and showcase how they perceive their City, their heritage,” said a source privy to the development.
“The relationship of people with their City holds a great significance in the community to which it belongs. Srinagar is a cultural landscape with varying layers and hues. We need to be sensitive to the natural as well as built environment,” she said, adding “It is only then, that we can take pride in our culture and understand the same. It’s a legacy that we must not only preserve and cherish, but we have to pass it on to our coming generations.”
“It’s essentially a celebration of the life, the day-to-day life, the crafts, the people, the heritage and culture that we intend to capture through the medium of photography.”
A Facebook group with regard to the event is also in place at URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/406387496069327 named: Shaher-e-Kashmir: My Inheritance.
INTACH is expected to come up with a comprehensive ad in this regard in the coming days.
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