By Our Staff Reporter
DEHRADUN, 10 Sept: Governor Lt-General Gurmit Singh (Retd) participated as the Chief Guest in the Uttarakhand folk dance cultural program, organized at Himalayan Cultural Centre, Garhi Cantt on Sunday. Cabinet Minister Satpal Maharaj was present in the program as a Special Guest. On this occasion, the Governor released the poster of Jaunsari Harul song “Hanol Seva”. Prabhu Panwar and Master Karan have given music in this Harul in the voices of folk singers Meena Rana, Attar Shah, Naresh Badshah and Surendra Verma.
At the cultural festival, local folk singers and artists gave their captivating performances. Folk singers Meena Rana, Attar Shah, Hema Karasi, etc., enthralled the program with their singing.
On this occasion, the Governor said that the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand and folk art hold a different place in the whole world. We are proud of our culture and heritage. He said that since ancient times, the folk culture here shows the people the way to live. The fairs, festivals and traditions here are completely different which connects us to our roots.
Lt-General Singh said that we have to take our culture forward and preserve it for future generations. It is very important to propagate our rich culture throughout the world. He congratulated all the artists who performed in this event and encouraged them for their performance.
On this occasion, Satpal Maharaj said that the glorious folk, traditional and mythological spiritual folk cultural heritage of Uttarakhand is different not only in India but in the whole world. Since time immemorial, the land of Uttarakhand has been the center of Indian philosophy, contemplation, meditation, spirituality and culture. The literary art and culture here have refined Indian culture over the years.
The Cabinet Minister gave information about the schemes being run by the Culture Department for the promotion of cultural artists.
Many dignitaries including former Cabinet Minister Amrita Rawat, MLA Savita Kapoor and Secretary Culture Harish Chandra Semwal were present in the program.