|Early Times Report|
Jammu, May 18: The International Museum Day was observed by the Centre for Studies in Museology, University of Jammu, here today.
The International Museum day was observed at Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Noorani Museum of Heritage organized by Centre for Studies in Museology under the Supervision of Director of the Centre, Prof. Poonam Chaudhary. A Demonstration- cum- Exhibition on the theme 'Heritage for Peace' was inaugurated by Dr. S. D. Singh, IGP.
The founding Head of the Department, Museology, Prof. Poonam Chaudhary underscored the importance of this day for promoting and protecting the rich cultural heritage of the borderland villages of Suchetgarh Tehsil of Jammu district which constitutes villages like Kapoorpur, Gharani, Chakroi and Gulabgarh, the Centre took initiative to document the local living heritage of these villages.
Traditional crafts and recipes of the duggar demonstrated on the occasion, remained center of attraction. Ladies showed how to make several handicrafts such as Pakhi, Tokri, Binney, Chinger Similarly, preparation and serving of the local food heritage in the form of Ghyur and Chilley was also cooked and served to the guests of the event. After this the monograph 'Heritage for Peace' which was designed by Ms. Tushita Pandey, was released by the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor Dr. S.D. Singh IPS.
Folk music form of Bhaakh, a cultural heritage of local areas was also sung by Dr. Roshi Shimnotra, along with the students namely Deepika,Vandana, Roshi, Kanika, Geetika, Nancy of IMFA and Army Public School respectively along with artists on Tabla and Guitar namely Rajeev Rai, Rajesh Kumar, Shivshant and Anil Sumbria hailing from Jammu and nearby areas.