Balwant Thakur to hold festivals of Jammu & Kashmir in South Africa

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 1/1/2021 12:06:25 PM

Johannesburg, Dec 31 Balwant Thakur-the director Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Johannesburg (South Africa) is holding Festivals of Jammu & Kashmir in South Africa in the year 2021. This was informed by him here this afternoon at the headquarters of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at the city of Johannesburg. Giving details Balwant Thakur informed that Festivals of Jammu & Kashmir are being held in Five major cities of South Africa including Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town, Nelspruit and Johannesburg in the last week of March, 2020. These will be unique festivals which will have diverse range of events including showcasing of strength of cultural diversity, vibrancy of handlooms and handicrafts, discourses on Jammu & Kashmir and delicious cuisine of the region. A Fifty member contingent is planned to be invited for its participation in different range of events. A process has already been started and he is personally visiting each city and proposed venues to have a close look review to professionally design the festivals. All efforts will be made to ensure a world class quality of the festivals and events will be curated in such a manner that this festivals leaves a lasting impact on the International audience. Fact remains that world is not aware of the true picture of Jammu & Kashmir which offers immense diversity in terms of variegated variety of different religions, languages, colors, rhythms, costumes, design patterns and artistic expressions. Jammu & Kashmir is perhaps the only region of India which is a living example of religious harmony and cultural coexistence. This unique aspect of Jammu & Kashmir is not known to the outside world. World is yet to be exposed to this amazing aspect of Jammu & Kashmir. Never ever in the history, the people of South Africa were exposed to the vibrant Jammu & Kashmir. On the occasion, Balwant Thakur informed that during his visit to India, he had the occasion to have a meaningful meeting with the honorable Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir and sought collaboration and support of Jammu & Kashmir Government for these historic events being held in South Africa.


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