SRINAGAR – The Indian Army in association with Indrani Balan Group organised a mega cultural event, Jashn-e-Baramulla at the Ecological Park on the banks of river Jhelum in Baramulla. The musical fest was aimed at celebrating the rich musical heritage of Baramulla and to promote local Kashmiri talent.
The event started with local singers taking the stage and entertaining the audience with their performances. Kashmiri sensation Waqar Khan also enthralled the audience with rendition of Kashmiri and Sufi songs. Javed Ali, Bollywood singer, was the show stopper at the event. He belted numerous bollywoodsongs, much to the delight of the audience. PanditRakesh Prasad Chaurasiya on flute, Padam Shri Vijay Ghate on tabla and local artist Nazir Ganai on rabab were highly appreciated by the audience for their jugalbandi.
Lt Gen DP Pandey, GOC Chinar Corps, while addressing the gathering brought out that, the aim of Jashn-e-Baramulla was to celebrate the rich musical heritage of Kashmir valley and create an enabling environment for the local musicians to reach wider audience through their songs. The GOC reiterated that the Citizen-Army connect is based on trust and mutual respect and they would jointly strive for a happy and progressive Kashmir.
Speaking to the media, Puneet Balan of IndraniBalan Foundation said, “Kashmir is synonymous with heaven on Earth. Local music and talent in Kashmir is not only refreshing but extraordinary. We have associated with the musicians and singers of Kashmir in the past and would continue to support them in future”.