Srinagar’s rich heritage on display at INTACH exhibition
Vohra Says Kashmir Youth Are Bright And Ambitious
New Delhi, Jan 29: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra Tuesday said that an “envelope of gloom, cynicism and lack of trust has covered the youth of Kashmir who are otherwise very bright and ambitious.” “Despite this negativity, they are slowly bringing themselves out of this morass to discover the world around,” he said.
Vohra made the remarks during the inauguration of a photo exhibition titled ‘Voices of Hope’ here. The exhibition, organized by INTACH, is based on contributions of young amateur photographers from Kashmir. The exhibition at the India International Centre lawns here showcased the rich cultural heritage of Srinagar city and its adjoining areas. It also gave an insight into the restoration and conservation done by the INTACH.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman of J&K Chapter of INTACH Saleem Beg said that there is greater need to connect youth to the rich heritage of Kashmir. “The better way to achieve this is through art and culture which creates a sense of participation among the youth and the resultant connect is immediate and lasting,” he said.
Elaborating on the aim of the exhibition, he said the city of Srinagar is facing lack of concern and sympathy for culture and heritage due to long spell of violence. “It is in this backdrop that the youth were exposed to fear and anxiety, thus creating insecurity and the resultant uncertainty in their minds,” he said.
Beg said INTACH has undertaken many projects to restore the social and cultural fabric of Srinagar by undertaking activities in the field of cultural resource mapping, conservation and restoration of heritage buildings.
Beg said he found a lot of enthusiasm among the youth for the exhibition. “They first thought of taking photographs of garbage, graveyards etc. But subsequently, lot of positive energy radiated through the expression of hope. And the result was the rich collage of photographs which is on display,” he said.
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