People appreciated the unique initiative of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board rejuvenating the cultural and artistic traditions of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine hills. The occasion was the presentation of world Class Mega Cultural Show ‘Rangla Jammu’ at Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra. This mesmerizing and out of world cultural presentation has not only created a new consciousness amongst the public but has also been successful in giving public a sense of pride in their own culture and language.
Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Katra and Natrang Jammu is organizing the performances of Rangla Jammu which showcases the Cultural Diversity of Jammu through the participation of over sixty artists and technicians This distinctive cultural album of Jammu region showcasing the variegated type of completely different colors, rhythms, costumes, style patterns and creative expressions. This superb bouquet of rarest performing art traditions fantastically unfolded the mesmerizing creative traditions of the hills of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Hills.
The jam-packed audience transported along to a dramatic journey of rarest singing traditions, rituals and festivities of Dogras. Conceived, scripted, designed and directed by Internationally acclaimed theatre director Balwant Thakur who is additionally the best Indian honor holder in performing arts i.e., Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction in Theatre. Has also been conferred Padamshree for the year 2013. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board and Natrang Jammu deserve all praise and appreciation for this distinctive presentation of J&K’s culture.
If these reasonably electrifying performances still seem on stage, surely nobody can ever consider watching movies and TV. It absolutely was an excellent occasion of cultural learning and highly rewarding expertise of watching your own history of folks Heros and cultural roots. Such reasonably power packed performances will definitely revolutionize the cultural scene of this region and therefore the folks shunning their culture, disowning their roots won’t solely be ashamed of what wrong they need wiped out distorting their own identities. This was indeed a presentation to be should seen by all.
The mega show opened with Late Dinu Bhai Pant’s poem ‘Mere Dese Daa Shelepa Meri Akhi Kane Dikh’ (See the chic great thing about my land through my eyes) undoubtedly a very this that came on stage afterwards was simply magical. It started with the normal instrumental type of Jammu and therefore the show was brightened up with rarest of the people instruments like ‘King’, ‘Narsingha’, ‘Flute’, ‘Sarangi’ and ‘Dogra Dhol’.
This was followed by the rarest singing traditions of Dogras like ‘Karkan’, Bhakhan’, ‘Geetru’ and ‘Shinjan’. This singing community that is additional called warriors have the distinctive singing traditions as their singing never stops be it birth or death.
Prominent among those who attended the function included Mrs. And Mr. Kuldeep Raj Dubey, S.M Sawhney, Sartaj Singh and Suraj Ganjoo.