Jammu Tawi, December 12
Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Jammu (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India is going to present a dance show based on the diverse cultural traditions of the state of Jammu & Kashmir devised by Balwant Thakur in the honour of Prime Minister of India on 8th of January, 2017 at Bengaluru in 15th Bhartiya Pravasi Divas in which representatives of 30 million NRIs and PIOs from across the world will participate. In this connection a group of accomplished performers headed by Balwant Thakur will fly to Bangaluru on 5th of January where it will rehearse on 6th and 7th for a grand spectacular performance on 8th January, 2017. Terming this as a great honour for ICCR Jammu, the Regional Director of ICCR informed that all has been possible because of the constant efforts of ICCR Jammu in achieving high levels of professional standards which match with the International performance standards. Recently ICCR Jammu mesmerised thousands of world audiences at the Trafalgar Square, London and now this will be yet another accomplishment of the organisation to perform before the Honourable Prime Minister of India who will inaugurate this prestigious three day world event in the IT-BT capital of India Bengaluru.
Never before in the history, the performing arts of Jammu & Kashmir could achieve such top honours and this much of the pride, prestige, and respectability. It all started happening only after the coming of ICCR to the state of Jammu & Kashmir under the stewardship of Balwant Thakur who through his total professional knowhow has taken the arts of Jammu & Kashmir ultimate International heights. Inspired by the ethnic traditional performances, Balwant Thakur has devised a programme entitled ‘Celebrating Diversity’ which is winning accolades and appreciation world over. On one hand when it is promoting the cultural co-existence of the people of J&K, it’s also glorifying the magnificent amazing diversity this State has got to offer. Balwant Thakur’s conceptualised, devised, designed and directed this is a show of variegated variety of different colors, rhythms, costumes, design patterns and artistic expressions of Jammu & Kashmir. This amazing bouquet of rarest dance traditions ‘Celebrating Diversity’ beautifully unfolds the mesmerizing artistic traditions of this part of the world. Each dance presentation despite being different from the other in rhythm and pace has been artistically blended with each other so as to present their harmony and co-relation.