To celebrate National Unity Day with free spirit of Kashmiriyat, Sufism and sense of rejoicement, a *CULTURAL,ARTS & FOOD FEST* was organised in Panzgam, Kupwara. Various performance were organised including dance and music to showcase talent of locals and children. Sufi songs and Kashmiri Chakri brightened the environment and were enjoyed by the crowd. The event also provided stage to students to showcase their talent. It enchanced their confidence in manifolds.
The event was aimed to highlight the heritage and culture of Kupwara by promoting the local talent of the area. The event was also witnessed a record turnout of local population of approx 3000 who enjoyed the melodions numbers presented by renowned artists of Kashmir include Aadil Rashid, Danish Ahmed And Rapper Shaddy & Mudassir. The Kashmiri traditional dance Rouff and Pahadi gatka and Bhangra were also performed in the event.
Various stalls of Govt department jobs were also placed with the collaboration of District Administration including stall from department of Social Welfare, Handcrafts, employment and counselling centre, District Industries, Ex Servicemen, Agniveer Scheme by Indian Army. Youth of this far flung area got this opportunity to speak to these department directly and got to know about employment schemes. famous local food stalls were also placed for the audience. Different sports activities were also conducted fro the people who came to enjoy this event.
This spectacular event was graced by dignitaries from various level including public representatives of district and block level including DDC Kralpora,Adv Masrat Jaan and officials from district administration of Kupwara.
Prominent achievers of Kupwara district were felicitated including Mr Mushtaq Ahmed Khoja, a theatre artist from Drugmulla, Mr Mohd Deewana, a renowned Pahari and Gojari folk singer from Tangdhar, Mr Fayaz Hameed, Journalist from Kupwara, Mr Choudhary Mushtaq a social worker from Warsun, Mr Reyaz Ahmed Lone Instructor at food craft institute, Jammu.
Miss Rukiya of Dardpura who was also presented with the cheque of 10,000₹ for her preparation of civil services. Skill centre of Dardpura D was also presented with Cheque of 1.5 lac by Max Life Insurance. Mr Faizal Choudhary an emerging Cricket Player from Warsun was also presented with cricket kit.
Locals appreciated the Indian Army for conducting this Fest for providing plateform for the local hidden talent and employment opportunities for the youth.