SRINAGAR, NOV 07 – Under the directions of the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, as part of the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav (AKAM), the Department of Culture, through J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages (AACL) and Directorate of School Education Kashmir, conducted a series of singing, dancing, and visual art (painting/drawing) competitions across Kashmir Division.
The Jammu & Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture, and Languages (AACL), under the guidance of Sh. Zubair Ahmad (JKAS), Commissioner Secretary (Department of Culture), and Sh. Bharat Singh (JKAS), Secretary (AACL), has successfully culminated the divisional-level grand finale of the AKAM competition at Government Girls H.S.S. Kothi Bagh in Srinagar.
Chronologically, the competitions were held at school, zonal, and district levels before finally pinnacling at the divisional level. The key thematic areas for the competition were: Patriotism, Cleanliness, Plantation, Peace, Truth & Nonviolence, and Indian Culture.
Previously, from Anantnag district, Mehrun-Nisa of M.S. Halkha, Shangus won the singing competition; Zaid Imtiyaz of Oxford H.S. Bijbehara won the dance competition; and Sabora Jan of Oxford H.S. Bijbehara won the painting competition.
From the Bandipora district, Uzmat Zahoor of Ambition Public School Gulshanpora, Markundal, won the singing competition, Tabish Manzoor of Ms Sheikh Colony won the dance competition, and Shahid Nazir of G.M.S. Wanpora won the painting competition.
From the Baramulla district, Mohammad Murtazah Lone of G.M.S. Lachipora won the singing competition, Harmanjot Singh of Budding Bloom School won the dance competition, and Mohd Rayan of St. Josephs School won the painting competition.
From the Budgam district, Danish Maqbool of M.S. Nijloo won the singing competition, Toiba Zainab of P.S. Jamia Mohalla won the dance competition, and Mohsin Majeed of G.M.S. Babapora won the painting competition.