ICCR organizes Kavi Sammelan & Mushaira under ‘Horizon Series’

JAMMU: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Regional Office, Jammu hosted Kavi Sammelan & Mushaira programme today under ‘Horizon Series’ in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages at K.L Sehgal Hall, Abhinav Theatre Complex, Jammu, which was enthusiastically witnessed by a gathering of art lovers and other audience. Regional Director ICCR & Regional Passport Officer, N.K. Shil and other dignitaries lighted the traditional lamp.
In his welcome address, N.K. Shil said that since its inception in July 2012, ICCR had been successfully conducting its cultural programme every month under “Horizon Series” and so far conducted 90 such programmes with an aim to promote communal harmony, peace in the society and shared understanding and intercultural bond among the varied sections of the society.
Further, he added that the larger idea was to make continued efforts to bring the whole nation together through cultural initiatives and simultaneously promote local culture, give exposure to local talents in the field of art, music, dance and drama.
Shil also recounted activities undertaken so far by the ICCR to this effect and also efforts being made by MEA for pursuing to augment India’s cultural diplomacy through cultural and educational initiatives showcasing greater Indian rich heritage and multifarious culture.
Eminent poets from Nami Dogra Sanstha presented exclusive performance.
The poets who presented their poetry included Inderjeet Kesar, Bhupinder Singh Jamwal, Randhir Singh Raipura, Capt. Lalit Sharma, Sham Talib and Dr. Chanchal Sharma.
Prominent persons who were present on the occasion included Lokesh Chander, Sanjeev Sagar, Usha Kiran, Harish Kaila. The programme was ably anchored by Yash Paul Yash. The programme ended with a vote of thanks to guests by Regional Director, ICCR Regional office Jammu.