KARGIL, OCT 10: Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan today called for the need to expand the process of promotion and preservation of folk traditions by formulating long-term proposals. The CEC stated this while addressing a literary gathering during the first day of 2-day long district level multilingual Hussaini Mushaira, organized by the Academy of Art, Culture and Languages Kargil at Language Center here today.
While hailing the efforts of Cultural Academy in organizing such poetic gatherings at regular intervals, the CEC appreciated poets for excellent rendering of their poetic compositions. He stressed upon the officers of Cultural Academy Kargil to involve youth, particularly school children, in cultural and literary programmes so as to apprise them about importance of traditions and heritage.
The CEC said that culture determines the true identity of a community or race and it is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that the ethnic identities in terms of language, dress, food and predominantly the ancestral value of humility, sincerity and brotherhood do not get fade away due to overpowering influence of modernization.
The CEC reiterated the commitment of the Hill Council Kargil towards the promotion and preservation of the cultural heritage of the district and assured all-out support to Cultural Academy Kargil for fulfilling its mandate satisfactorily. He urged the concerned to come up with concrete long-term proposals so as to pave way for a systematic process for cultural preservation and promotion.