Jashn-e-Kashmir, a chain of cultural youth workshop coordinated by the Ministry of Home Affairs with Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India was inaugurated by Minister of Tourism and Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora, at Kumbha Auditorium of Indo Tibetan Border Police, Leh.
"India being a diverse nation has vibrant forms of culture deep rooted in its origin. With the passage of time culture too evolve in its shape and style but it is of utmost importance to keep its originality intact in the basic form and such workshops are great step in keeping the values and importance of culture alive by exposing it to the youths, the future of a nation that will help and guide each individual to become a responsible, civilized and educated citizen", said Jora.
He asserted on making every child aware of the art and culture of his region and to respect its values and follow its norms. He said that culture is not just confined to clothes and food but it projects through our civilized mannerism, truthfulness, patriotism and respect for others.
Appreciating the initiatives of Ministry of Culture, he said that holding of mega workshops like Jashn-e-Kashmir in sparsely populated region like Ladakh exhibit Centre Govt.'s care and concern for us.
Presiding over the function, CEC Leh Rigzin Spalbar the children of Leh would get benefited by this workshop. "Children from this remote hamlet may even get the opportunity to reach on international platform carrying his cultural baggage through this workshop," asserted Spalbar.
Highlighting the programme of the workshop, Anand Vardan Shukla, Director North Culture Zone, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India said that the participating children would be given the training by experts for 20 to 30 days in 18 schools and towards the end a district level competition will be held that would be followed by State and National level competitions.