|National Art Festival opened at Kala Kendra, Jammu|
|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Aug 23: National Art Festival organized by Jammu & Kashmir Cenre for Creative Arts in collaboration with J&K Acagemy of Art, Culture & Literature was inaugurated at V R Khajuria Studios of Kala Kendra, Jammu today with the opening of an art exhibition. Vijay Bakaya, former Chief Secretary, J & K Govt., was the Chief Guest whereas Raman Suri, State Executive Member, BJP, J&K was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. Padamshree N D Jamwal, a literary personality and artist, S. T S Batra, well known artist & former Principal, Institute of Music & Fine Arts, Jammu and Pt. Kewal K Sharma, President, JKCCA were the special guests on this occasion. O P Sharma, Director, JKCCA, Bipin Magotra and Jang S. Verman, Advisors, JKCCA shared the dais.
Welcoming the guests, artists and students of various schools, O P Sharma gave a brief abour the rise of JKCCA and its performance in the past and future activities. He informed that an art exhibition, demonstrations everyday by various artists and art competition for children would be the part of this festival.
Speaking on this occasion, Vijay Bakaya said that there is a need of creativity in life to make people's life more aesthetical and sociable. He said that the educational policies should be devised in such a way that children get more and more chances to do creative activities and added that the creative people raise the social bonds and make the societies livable. In his address Raman Suri said that art and culture spread the message of brotherhood among masses and make the society healthy. N D Jamwal said that art & culture keep artists and intellectuals alive for generations. S. Batra appreciated the role of JKCCA for promoting art & cultural activities.