Guv approves financial assistance for writers, artists
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Guv approves financial assistance for writers, artists

Governor SP Malik, who is also the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), has approved a financial assistance of Rs 61.

Governor SP Malik, who is also the president of the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL), has approved a financial assistance of Rs 61.8 lakh under the financial assistance scheme for 206 artists and writers of the State for the year 2016-17.

A press statement issued by the academy said that financial assistance of Rs 2500 per month in favour of writers and artists has been approved by Governor on the recommendations of the assessment committee of the JKAACL.

It is important to mention here that every year the JKAACL provides financial assistance to the writers, artists and their dependents, who are in indigent circumstances after proper scrutiny by a designate committee.

Secretary JKAACL, Dr Aziz Hajini said that the purpose of the scheme is to help distressed writers, artists and their dependents.   

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