Governor releases ‘Valley of Words’

Srinagar, Oct 23: Governor NN Vohra Tuesday stressed on the need for documenting, preserving and effectively showcasing the rich composite cultural heritage and the varied traditional art forms of Jammu and Kashmir.
 The Governor said this while releasing a book titled ‘Valley of Words’ authored by Shakeel-ur-Rehman, Public Relations Officer, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, at a function at Raj Bhavan here today.
 The Governor, who is Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, observed that the Board could consider providing scholarships for undertaking research projects on important aspects of the State’s traditional performing art forms and other arenas of cultural heritage to preserve them for the coming generations.
 He said that a committee of experts could be set-up to decide the nature and field of study for which a scholarship may be provided.
 He also highlighted the role which media, particularly the print media, can play in effectively showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions through publication of well-researched articles.
 The Governor congratulated Shakeel-ur-Rehman for authoring “Valley of Words” and wished him a bright future ahead.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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