PULWAMA — Pulwama district was aglow with cultural vibrancy during the celebration of Jashan Chilla-i-Kalan, an event that echoed the ethos of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra (VBSY). The festivity, hosted at the Administrative Complex Pulwama, stood as a significant cultural milestone, showcasing the Valley’s profound history and heritage.
The event, a part of an ongoing series of activities in the district, attracted a large audience. Dr Basharat Qayoom, Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Pulwama, alongside officials including ADDC Pulwama and SSP Pulwama, graced the occasion, emphasizing the imperative nature of preserving cultural roots.
Various traditional stalls within the Administrative Complex exhibited a diverse range of products, providing a beautiful representation of the region’s cultural traditions. Notably, live demonstrations of arts and crafts, such as pottery, Sozni embroidery, and live paper mache crafting, captivated the audience. Students brought historical narratives to life through engaging performances, enriching the celebratory atmosphere.
The event unfolded with live presentations showcasing various art forms, including traditional pottery and cultural performances. Local artists and students contributed to an immersive experience, portraying the region’s heritage through paintings and cultural expressions.
During the program, the DC underscored the importance of safeguarding cultural heritage. He expressed that such events aim not only to honour the rich traditions but also to explore new avenues, including digital governance while celebrating heritage.
Acknowledging the region’s transformative journey, the DC commended the efforts of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra in effectively reaching beneficiaries and implementing developmental schemes.
The celebration encompassed a fusion of cultural richness, historical significance, and a commitment to modern governance, signifying a unified vision for preserving and promoting the legacy of Kashmir.